RED HORSE Lineage and Honors
Source: Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, AL
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RVN Gallantry Cross
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
554th RED HORSE SQUADRON (PACAF)
Lineage,
Constituted 554th Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 1 Oct 1965.
 Organized on 12 Oct 1965.  Redesignated:  554th Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair, on 15
Oct 1969; 554th Civil Engineering Squadron, RED HORSE, on 15 Oct 1988; 554th RED HORSE
Civil Engineering Squadron on 8 Mar 1989; 554th RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.
Honors,
Service Streamers. None
Campaign Streamers.
       Vietnam:
               
Vietnam Defensive 1965-1966
               Vietnam Air 1966
               Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967
               Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
               Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
               Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
               Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
               TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969
               Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
               Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970
               Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970
               Southwest Monsoon 1970
               Commando Hunt V 1970-1971
               Commando Hunt VI 1971
               Commando Hunt VII 1971-1972
               Vietnam Ceasefire 1972-1973
Armed Forces Expiditionary Streamers. None
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:  9 Jan-15 Sep 1966; 21
Mar-17 Aug 1967; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1969; 1 Jan-16 Mar 1970; 17 Mar 1970-16 Mar 1971; 17 Mar
1971-30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jul 1973-30 Jun
1974; 1 Apr 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun
1980; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983;1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Mar 1987-2 Oct 1988; 3 Oct 1988-7 Jul
1990; 8 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997.  Republic of
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.
Assignments, 2d Air Division, 12 Oct 1965; Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966; 1st Civil Engineering
Group (Heavy Repair) (later, 1st Civil Engineering Group, Heavy Repair), 15 May 1967; Seventh Air
Force, 16 Mar 1970; Thirteenth Air Force, 30 Jun 1972; Pacific Air Forces, 5 Jan 1976; Seventh Air
Force, 1 Mar 1987-.
Stations, Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 12 Oct 1965; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 26 Dec
1969; Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 30 Nov 1971; U-Tapao Afld, Thailand, 30 Jun 1972; Osan AB,
South Korea, 5 Jan 1976-.
Emblem, Approved on 23 Jan 1979
Date Prepared. 29 Feb 2000
555th RED HORSE SQUADRON (AFRC)
Lineage,
Constituted 555 Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 1 Oct 1965.  
Organized on 12 Oct 1965.  Redesignated 555 Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair, on 15 Oct
1969.  Inactivated on 15 Dec 1969.  Redesignated 555 RED HORSE Squadron on 21 Aug 2001.  
Activated in the Reserve on 1 Oct 2001.
Honors,
Service Streamers, None
Campaign Streamers,
        Vietnam:
                Vietnam Defensive 1965-1966
                Vietnam Air 1966
                Vietnam Air Offensive, 1966-1967
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
                Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
                TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969
                Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
                Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970
Armed Forces Expiditionary Streamers, None
Decorations, Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device:
1 Jan-31 Aug 1967; 1 Jan-15 Dec 1969.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Apr
1966-15 Dec [1969]
Assignments, 2d Air Division, 12 Oct 1965; Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966; 1 Civil Engineering
Group, 15 May 1967-1969; 610 Regional Support Group, 1 Oct 2001-
Stations, Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam, 12 Oct 1965-15 Dec 1969.  Nellis AFB, NV, 1 Oct 2001-
Emblem, Approved on 11 May 1966
Date Prepared, 30 Aug 2001
557th CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON, HEAVY REPAIR
Lineage,
Constituted 557th Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 5 Feb 1968.
 Organized on 10 Feb 1968.  Redesignated 557th Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair, on 15
Oct 1969.  Inactivated on 1 Jun 1972.
Honors,         
 Service Streamers.  None
 Campaign Streamers.  None.
 Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None
 Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [10] Sep 1968-15 Dec 1969; 1 Jul 1970-1 Jun
1972.
Assignments, Tactical Air Command, 5 Feb 1968; Fifth Air Force, 30 Aug 1968; Ninth Air Force, 10
Dec 1969-1 Jun 1972.
Stations, Eglin AF Auxiliary Airfield #2, Fla., 10 Feb 1968; Osan AB, Korea, 30 Aug 1968; Eglin AF
Auxiliary Field #2, 10 Dec 1969-1 Jun 1972.
Emblem, Approved on 25 Apr 1968
Date Prepared, 10 Jan 1977
819th RED HORSE SQUADRON (ACC)
Lineage,
Constituted 819th Installations Squadron on 23 Apr 1956.  Activated on 15 Jun 1956.  
Redesignated 819th Civil Engineering Squadron on 1 Jul 1960.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25
Jun 1961.  Redesignated 819th Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 12 Jan
1966.  Organized on 8 Mar 1966.  Redesignated:  819th Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair, on
15 Oct 1969; 819 RED HORSE Civil Engineering Squadron on 1 Mar 1989.  Inactivated on 31 Aug
1990.  Redesignated 819 RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Jun 1997.  Activated on 2 Jun 1997.
Honors,
 Service Streamers, None
 Campaign Streamers,
         Vietnam,
                 Vietnam Air 1966
                 Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967
                 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
                 Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
                 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
                 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
                 Tet 69/Counteroffensive 1969
                 Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
                 Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970
 Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers, None
 Decorations, Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:  28 Aug 1966-15 Jun
1967; 1 Aug 1967-31 Jul 1968; 1 Jun 1969-16 Mar 1970.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jul
1974-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1978; 30 Jun 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul
1988-30 Jun 1990.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Apr 1966-15 Apr 1970.
Stations, .    Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, TX, 15 Jun 1956-25 Jun 1961.  Ban Sattahip  RTAFB,
Thailand, 8 Mar 1966; Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam, c. 10 May 1966; Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 1
Jan-10 Apr 1970; Westover AFB, MA, 15 Apr 1970; McConnell AFB, KS, 15 Sep 1973-Apr 1979;
Wethersfield RAF, England, 8 Apr 1979-31 Aug 1990.  Malmstrom AFB, MT, 2 Jun 1997-.
Emblem, Approved on 22 Jul 1966
Date Prepared, 20 Oct 1997
820th RED HORSE SQUADRON (ACC)
Lineage,
Constituted 820 Installations Squadron on 23 Apr 1956.  Activated on 1 Jun 1956.  
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1960.  Redesignated 820 Civil Engineering Squadron, and activated, on 7 Feb
1961.  Organized on 1 Apr 1961.   Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Sep 1964.  Redesignated 820
Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 12 Jan 1966.  Organized on 8 Apr 1966.
 Redesignated:  820 Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair on 15 Oct 1969; 820 RED HORSE
Civil Engineering Squadron on 10 Mar 1989; 820 RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.
Honors,
 Service Streamers, None
 Campaign Streamers,
         Vietnam,
              Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
              Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
              TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969
              Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
              Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970

         Southwest Asia:  
               Defense of Saudi Arabia 1990-1991
                Liberation and Defense of Kuwait 1991
 Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers, None
 Decorations, .  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 5 Sep 1966-20 Jun
1967; 1 Jan 1969-16 Mar 1970.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [15 Apr 1970]-25 Sep 1971; 1
Jun 1973-31 May 1975; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985; 1 Jul 1986-30 June
1988; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 3 Sep 1990-15 Mar 1991; 1 Aug 1992-30 Jul 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31
May 1997; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999.   Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr
1966-15 Apr 1970.
Assignments, 820 Air Base (later, 820 Combat Support) Group, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  820
Combat Support Group, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep 1964.  Seventh Air Force, 8 Apr 1966; 1 Civil
Engineering Group (Heavy Repair)(later, 1 Civil Engineering Group, Heavy Repair), 15 May 1967;
Seventh Air Force, 16 Mar 1970; Twelfth Air Force, 15 Apr 1970-.
Stations, Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep
1964.  Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Apr 1966*; DaNang AB, South Vietnam, 28 Feb 1969-15 Apr
1970; Lake Mead/Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Apr 1970-.
Emblem, Approved on 28 Mar 1967
Date Prepared, 29 May 2002


*Note: No personnel assigned to squadron until 1 Jul 1966; squadron in training in U.S., Jul-Aug 1966;
first squadron personnel reached Tuy Hoa AB on 17 Aug 1966
823rd RED HORSE SQUADRON (ACC)
Lineage,
Constituted 823d Installations Squadron on 19 Jan 1956.  Activated on 1 Jun 1956.  
Redesignated 823d Civil Engineering Squadron on 1 Jul 1960.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Oct
1961.  Redesignated 823d Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 6 Apr 1966.  
Organized on 15 May 1966.  Redesignated 823d Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair, on 15 Oct
1969.  Inactivated on 15 Jun 1971.  Activated on 1 Jun 1972.  Redesignated 823d RED HORSE Civil
Engineering Squadron on 10 Mar 1989.  Redesignated 823d RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.
Honors,
Service Streamers, None
Campaign Streamers,
        Vietnam:
                
Vietnam Air
                Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
                Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
                Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
                TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969
                Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969
                Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970
                Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970
                Southwest Monsoon 1970
                Commando Hunt V 1970-1971
                Commando Hunt VI 1971

        Southwest Asia:
                
Defense of Saudi Arabia 1990-1991
                Liberation and Defense of Kuwait 1991
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers, None
Decorations, Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device:  31 Jan-31 May 1968; 1
Jan 1969-16 Mar 1970; 17 Mar 1970-31 Mar 1971.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:  1 May
1976-1 May 1978; 15 Jul 1978-15 Jul 1980; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985; 1 Jun 1985-31 May 1987; 1
Jun 1988-31 May 1990; 3 Sep 1990-15 Mar 1991; 16 Mar 1991-15 Mar 1993; 16 Mar 1993-15
Mar 1995; 16 Mar 1995-31 May 1996; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry
Cross with Palm, 15 May 1966-15 Jun 1971.
Assignments, 823d Air Base (later, Combat Support) Group, 1 Jun 1956-1 Oct 1961.  Pacific Air
Forces, 6 Apr 1966; Seventh Air Force, 15 May 1966; 1st Civil Engineering Group (Heavy Repair)
(later, 1st Civil Engineering Group, Heavy Repair), 15 May 1967; Seventh Air Force, 16 Mar 1970-15
Jun 1971.  Ninth Air Force, 1 Jun 1972-
Stations, Homestead AFB, Fla, 1 Jun 1956-1 Oct 1961.  Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 15 May 1966-15
Jun 1971.  Eglin AF Auxiliary Field 2, FL, 1 Jun 1971; Eglin AF Auxiliary Field 9, FL, 1 Jul 1972-
Commanders,
Lt Col Horace C. Smith                        1 Jun 1956
Capt James B. Hoodenpyle                    Sep 1957
Maj William J. Casey                             1958
Capt Joseph N. Davis Jr.                        ca. Apr 1960-1 Oct 1961
[Unit inactivated Oct 1961-Apr 1966]
Lt Col Frank E. John                              1 Jul 1966-Jun 1967  
Col Richard J. Coffee                              4 Oct 1967  
Lt Col Leroy C. Porter Jr.                        ca. Sep 1968
Lt Col Paul T. Hartung                             Sep 1969
Maj Norman M. Sorensen                       2 Sep 1970
Lt Col James W. Culp                             15 Dec 1970-15 Jun 1971
Lt Col Herbert G. Campbell                     1 Jun 1972-Dec 1973
Maj Jason F. Mayhew (Acting)                19 Dec 1973
Col Carwin J. Pomeroy                            7 Jan 1974-Jul 1975
Col Richard H. Dunwoody                       Jul 1975-Jun 1976
Col Thomas E. Colvin                               Jun 1976-May 1978
Col Ansel T. Flowers                                May 1978-Mar 1981
Col William L. Randall                              Mar 1981-May 1983
Col Robert L. Bell                                    May 1983-May 1985
Col Henry C. Aulwurm                             Jul 1985-Nov 1986
Col Frank A. Cirillo, Jr.                            Nov 1986-Jun 1989
Col Thomas F. Wilson                              Jun 1989-Jul 1992
Col John H. Fraser, Jr.                             Jul 1992-May 1994
Col Susanne M. Waylett                          May 1994-Oct 1996
Col Richard Fernandez                             Oct 1996-Dec 1997
Col Clinton C. Woods                              Dec 1997-Jul 1999
Col Edward D. Mayfield                          Aug 1999-Aug 2002
Col Benjamin Anderson                           Aug 2002-Jul 2004
Col James D. Lyon                                  Jul 2004-Apr 2006
Col Steven E. Hammock  
                        Apr 2006-
Emblem,
Approved on 17 Jan 1967
Date Prepared, 2000
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