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317th Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 September 1996

317th Engineer Battalion Lineage

Constituted 24 October 1917 in the National Army as the 317th Engineer Regiment, an element of the 92d Division

Organized 4 November 1917 at Camp Sherman, Ohio

Demobilized 31 March 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio

Reconstituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 317th Engineer Battalion, an element of the 92d Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 317th Engineer Combat Battalion

Activated 15 October 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama

Inactivated 29 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Relieved 20 October 1950 from assignment to the 92d Infantry Division and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 1 November 1950 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Redesignated 5 June 1953 as the 317th Engineer Battalion

Assigned in 1992 to the 24th Infantry Division

Relieved 15 February 1996 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division

317th Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: Lorraine 1918; Meuse-Argonne

World War II: North Apennines: Po Valley

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease-Fire

Company B additionally entitled to:

    World War II-EAME: Rome-Arno


Italian Croce al Merito di Guerra for ITALY

Army Superior Unit Award for 1994

Company D additionally entitled to:

    Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ-KUWAIT

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