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Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 March 2014

299th ENGINEER BATTALION

  • Constituted 8 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 299th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Activated 1 March 1943 at Camp White, Oregon
  • Inactivated 18 October 1945 at Camp Shanks, New York
  • Allotted 28 March 1947 to the Organized Reserves
  • Activated 27 May 1947 with Headquarters at Hempstead, New York
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Inactivated 31 July 1950 at Hempstead, New York
  • Redesignated 11 October 1954 as the 299th Engineer Battalion; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 3 December 1954 in Germany
  • Inactivated 17 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Activated 21 December 1975 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • (Company D [inactive] withdrawn 16 April 1989 from the Regular Army and allotted to the Army Reserve; concurrently activated at Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
  • Assigned 16 October 1992 to the 4th Infantry Division
  • (Company D inactivated 15 November 1993 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army)
  • Inactivated 15 November 1995 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Activated 16 January 1996 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Inactivated 15 December 2004 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Assigned 16 March 2014 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • 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
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Company D additionally entitled to:

  • Southwest Asia
  • Cease-Fire

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DAK TO-BEN HET
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St. Vith
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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