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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 September 2013

4th Engineer Battalion

  • Organized 31 December 1861 in the Regular Army at Washington, District of Columbia, 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 (2d and 5th Regiments of Engineers--hereafter separate lineages)
  • 4th Regiment of Engineers redesignated 29 August 1917 as the 4th Engineers
  • Assigned 1 January 1918 to the 4th Division
  • Inactivated 21 September 1921 at Camp Lewis, Washington
  • (Company A activated 24 July 1922 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina)
  • Relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 6th Division
  • (Company A inactivated 30 September 1929)
  • Relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division) (Company A concurrently activated at Fort Benning, Georgia)
  • Redesignated 19 October 1939 as the 4th Engineer Battalion
  • Activated (less Company A) 1 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 19 September 1942 as the 4th Engineer Motorized Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1943 as the 4th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Inactivated 19 February 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Fort Ord, California
  • Redesignated 5 June 1953 as the 4th Engineer Battalion
  • Inactivated 15 December 2004 at Fort Carson, Colorado, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 18 October 2006 at Fort Carson, Colorado (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Civil War:
  • Peninsula
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Appomattox
  • Virginia 1863
  • War with Spain:
  • Santiago
  • Philippine Insurrection:
  • Streamer without inscription
  • World War I:
  • Aisne-Marne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Champagne 1918
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II:
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam:
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  •   Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HURTGEN FOREST
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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