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Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 February 2011

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19th ENGINEER BATTALION

 

Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 36th Engineers

Activated 1 June 1941 at Plattsburg Barracks, New York

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 36th Engineer Combat Regiment

Regiment broken up 15 February 1945 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

    3d Battalion as the 2828th Engineer Combat Battalion

(Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company as Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Combat Group; 1st Battalion as the 2826th Engineer Combat Battalion; 2d Battalion as the 2827th Engineer Combat Battalion--hereafter separate lineages)

2828th Engineer Combat Battalion inactivated 16 June 1946 in Germany

Redesignated 29 April 1947 as the 19th Engineer Combat Battalion

Activated 9 July 1952 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Redesignated 19 June 1953 as the 19th Engineer Battalion

Inactivated 15 December 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 21 December 1975 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Inactivated 15 September 1997 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II                                                                            Southwest Asia
Algeria-French Morocco                                           Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
            (with arrowhead)                                               Cease-Fire
Tunisia                                                                                              
Sicily (with arrowhead)                                                            War on Terrorism
Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead)                                                Iraq:
Anzio (with arrowhead)                                                           National Resolution
Rome-Arno                                                                                    Iraqi Surge
Southern France (with arrowhead)
Rhineland                                                                           (Additional campaigns to be
Ardennes-Alsace                                                                               determined)
Central Europe

Vietnam
Defense
Counteroffensive
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


DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH DINH AND QUANG NGAI

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

PETER D. CREAN
COL, LG
Director, Center of Military History


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