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Lineage and Honors Information as of 17 April 2015

39th Engineer Battalion
(BLUE BULLS)

  • Constituted 15 July 1940 in the Regular Army as the 2d Battalion, 39th Engineers
  • Activated 25 April 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas
  • Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 2d Battalion, 39th Engineer Combat Regiment
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1945 as the 643d Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Inactivated 15 November 1946 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 29 April 1947 as the 39th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Redesignated 23 November 1954 as the 39th Engineer Battalion
  • Activated 17 January 1955 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Inactivated 25 September 1956 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Activated 17 June 1962 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 15 September 1992 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts
  • Assigned 17 April 2015 to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Anzio
  • Rome-Arno
  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered ITALY
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

RICHARD W. STEWART, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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