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168th Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 August 1996

168th Engineer Battalion Lineage

Constituted 25 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 168th Engineer Combat Battalion

Activated 5 May 1943 at Camp Carson, Colorado

Inactivated 22 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 19 May 1947 as the 362d Engineer Construction Battalion and allotted to the Organized Reserves

Activated 1 June 1947 at Savannah, Georgia

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; on 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 November 1949 as the 362d Engineer Combat Battalion

Inactivated 1 August 1950 at Savannah, Georgia

Redesignated 25 June 1952 as the 168th Engineer Combat Battalion

Redesignated 23 November 1954 as the 168th Engineer Battalion; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 17 January 1955 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Inactivated 10 April 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Assigned 16 April 1995 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

168th Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; 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


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ST. VITH

Valorous Unit Award for IRON TRIANGLE--ZONES C, D

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968-1969

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1969-1970

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1967-1970

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