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2d Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 10 December 2008

2d Engineer Battalion Lineage

Organized 31 December 1861 in the Regular Army at Washington, D.C., from new and existing companies of engineers as a provisional engineer battalion (constituted 28 July 1866 as the Battalion of Engineers)

Expanded 14 March-7 June 1901 to form the 1st and 2d Battalions of Engineers (1st Battalion of Engineers -- hereafter separate lineage)

2d Battalion of Engineers expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 1 July-1 August 1916 as the 2d Regiment of Engineers

2d Regiment of Engineers expanded 21 May-20 June 1917 to form the 2d, 4th, and 5th Regiments of Engineers (4th and 5th Regiments of Engineers--hereafter separate lineages)

2d Regiment of Engineers redesignated 29 August 1917 as the 2d Engineers

Assigned in September 1917 to the 2d Division (later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division)

1st Battalion, 2d Engineers, reorganized and redesignated 16 October 1939 as the 2d Engineer Battalion (remainder of regiment disbanded)

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 2d Engineer Combat Battalion

Redesignated 1 March 1954 as the 2d Engineer Battalion

Inactivated 15 June 2005 in Korea

Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 16 October 2008 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

2d Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Civil War: Peninsula; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Appomattox; Virginia 1863

Philippine Insurrection: Streamer without inscription

Mexican Expedition: Mexico 1916-1917

World War I: Aisne; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918; Ile de France 1918

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

Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; 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

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered WIRTZFELD-BULLINGEN

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE

French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

Belgian Fourragere 1940

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered NAKTONG RIVER LINE

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1953


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