11th Signal Detachment Inactivates in Mannheim
MANNHEIM, Germany (Sept. 23, 2011) " Sergeant 1st Class Daryle Howland (left) and Capt. John Weissenborn (right), detachment 1st sergeant and commander, 11th Signal Detachment, case the 11th colors during an inactivation ceremony held on Sullivan Barracks. The ceremony signifies the official inactivation of 11th, realigning the Soldiers directly into 43rd Signal Battalion's 181st Signal Company.

MANNHEIM, Germany (Sept. 23, 2011) -- The colors of 5th Signal Command's 11th Signal Detachment were cased at Sullivan Barracks Sports Arena signifying the inactivation of 11th Signal Detachment.

The 11th was constituted in February 1944, and has participated in 20 military campaigns throughout its history. The 11th's final years were served at Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany under 5th Signal's 43rd Signal Battalion.

"I hope you look back at the time you spent here and look back with pride at all you accomplished, "said Lt. Col. John Demko, commander, 43nd Signal Battalion, to the troops of the 11th.

"We had a dream team in the detachment," said Capt. John Weissenborn, commander, 11th Signal Detachment. "Together we hit numerous home runs and did remarkably well with all of our assigned missions."

The remaining Soldiers of the 11th will retain their current mission of providing communication security and will be realigned within 43rd's 181st Signal Company in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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