Headquarters Co., 55th Construction Battalion. Camp Endicott, R.I.
U.S. Navy Dec 18, 1942 (One week after commission)
"The 55th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion was commissioned on December 12, 1942. On this date the battalion broke boot in a cold New England camp in the midst of a reclaimed swamp surrounded by thickets of pale birches and hardy maples" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Endicotthttps://www.history.navy.mil/conten...942-1945.pdf