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Lineage and Honors Information as of 7 November 2013

127th ENGINEER BATTALION

  • Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion
  • Assigned 27 November 1942 to the 11th Airborne Division
  • Activated 25 February 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • (Company A redesignated 26 February 1951 as Engineer Company, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team--hereafter separate lineage)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as the 127th Engineer Battalion
  • Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany
  • (11th Airborne Division redesignated 1 February 1963 as the 11th Air Assault Division)
  • Activated 18 July 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Inactivated 1 July 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division
  • Assigned 16 October 2013 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Leyte
  • Luzon (with arrowhead)

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC THEATER
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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