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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2010

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54th ENGINEER BATTALION

 

Constituted 7 December 1917 in the National Army as the 42d Engineer Battalion

Organized 7 February 1918 at the American University, Washington, D.C.

Headquarters disbanded 18 October 1918; Companies A, B, C, and D concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 42d, 43d, 44th, and 45th Companies, 20th Engineers

42d, 43d, 44th, and 45th Companies, 20th Engineers, demobilized June-July 1918 at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, and Newport News, Virginia

42d Engineer Battalion reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 42d Engineers

Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Redesignated 1 July 1940 as the 20th Engineers

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 20th Engineer Combat Regiment

2d Battalion reorganized and redesignated 15 January 1944 as the 1340th Engineer Combat Battalion (remainder of regiment--hereafter separate lineage)

Inactivated 2 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 29 April 1947 as the 8th Engineer Combat Battalion

Activated 15 September 1948 in Germany

Redesignated 1 December 1948 as the 54th Engineer Combat Battalion

Redesignated 5 June 1953 as the 54th Engineer Battalion

Inactivated 15 January 1994 in Germany

Activated 16 February 1997 in Germany

(Organic elements inactivated 16 August 2007 in Germany; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        World War I
                                                        Streamer without inscription

                                                        World War II
                                                        Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
                                                        Tunisia
                                                        Sicily (with arrowhead)
                                                        Normandy (with arrowhead)
                                                        Northern France
                                                        Rhineland
                                                        Ardennes-Alsace
                                                        Central Europe

                                                        Southwest Asia
                                                        Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
                                                        Cease-Fire

                                                        War on Terrorism
                                                        Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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