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96th_QMBn.jpg (8341 bytes)96TH SUPPLY AND SERVICES BATTALION
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT

Constituted 1 May 1936 in the Regular Army as 96th Quartermaster Battalion (Bakery).

Activated 20 April 1942 at Camp Crowder, Missouri.

Redesignated 4 July 1942 as 96th Quartermaster Bakery Battalion.

Battalion reorganized 15 September 1943, and elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Quartermaster Battalion.

(Companies A-D as 109th - 112th Quartermaster Bakery Companies, respectively; separate lineages).

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Quartermaster Battalion inactivated 15 March 1947 in Germany.

Redesignated 9 May 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Quartermaster Service Battalion.

Activated 1 June 1949 in Philippine Islands.

Inactivated 22 July 1949 in Philippine Islands.

Redesignated 22 December 1949 as Headquarters, 96th Quartermaster Service Battalion.

Activated 27 January 1950 at Guam.

Inactivated 26 June 1950 at Guam.

Redesignated 7 December 1950 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Quartermaster Battalion.

Activated 19 December 1950 in Korea.

Inactivated 25 September 1958 at Fort Hood, Texas.

96th Quartermaster Battalion activated 21 October 1961 at Fort Lee, Virginia (Organic elements constituted 12 October 1961 in the Regular Army).

Inactivated 6 July 1962 at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Activated 26 March 1963 at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Battalion reorganized 20 July 1966, and elements reorganized and redesignated or inactivated as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Quartermaster Battalion reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 96th Supply and Services Battalion.

(Companies A and B, 96th Quartermaster Battalion inactivated in Vietnam.)

Inactivated 1 September 1968 in Vietnam.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Korean War
CCF intervention
First UN counteroffensive
CCF spring offensive
UN summer-fall offensive
Second Korean winter
Korea, summer-fall 1952
Third Korean winter
Korea, summer 1953

Vietnam
Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered   VIETNAM 1966-1967
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

96th_QMBn.jpg (8341 bytes)DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
(Unit Crest)

Authorized: Originally approved for the 96th Quartermaster Battalion on 22 October 1942, authorized for the redesignated the 96th Supply & Services Battalion, 27 September 1966

On a buff shield a silver etched garb, fired red and charged with a red fleur-de-lis.  The motto Provision Made is black on a silver scroll.

96thQMBn_COA.jpg (18104 bytes)COAT OF ARMS
(Displayed on Battalion Flag)

Approved:  Originally approved for the 96th Quartermaster Battalion on 22 October 1942, authorized for the redesignated the 96th Supply & Services Battalion, 27 September 1966.

SHIELD:  Buff, a garb, argent, Fired proper, charges with a fleur-de-lis, gules.

Symbolism:  In the buff of the Quartermaster Corps the bakery functions of the organization are indicated by the sheaf of wheat from which flour is made, the principal ingredient of bread, the fire alluding to the fired enthusiasm of the personnel in the performance of their duties.  The fleur-de-lis is representative of the participation of the Battalion in France during World War I.  The motto "Provisions Made" alluded to the item of provision made by the organization, and to the fact that all necessary duties are provided for then needed.

CREST:  None

MOTTO:  Provision Made

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