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Lineage and Honors Information as of 17 April 2014

326th Engineer Battalion
(Sapper Eagles)

  • Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as the 326th Engineers and assigned to the 101st Division
  • (101st Division only partially organized October-November 1918; demobilized 11 December 1918; reconstituted 24 June 1921)
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 326th Engineers and assigned to the 101st Division
  • Organized in November 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Regiment broken up 31 March 1942 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:
  • Regiment (less the 2d Battalion) as the 326th Engineer Battalion and remained assigned to the 101st Division (later redesignated as the 101st Airborne Division)
  • (2d Battalion as the 890th Engineer Battalion, Aviation; disbanded 11 February 1943)
  • 326th Engineer Battalion withdrawn 15 August 1942 from the Organized Reserves and allotted to the Army of the United States; concurrently redesignated as the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Consolidated 18 June 1948 with the 49th Engineer Combat Battalion (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit redesignated as the 49th Airborne Engineer Battalion, an element of the 101st Airborne Division
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 29 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Redesignated 1 July 1956 as the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion
  • Redesignated 25 April 1957 as the 326th Engineer Battalion
  • Inactivated 15 September 2004 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 19 October 2006 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Assigned 17 April 2014 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Support Company concurrently inactivated and lettered companies activated)
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 49th Engineers
  • Activated 25 August 1942 at Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Regiment broken up 1 April 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:
  • 1st Battalion as the 49th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • (Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1110th Engineer Combat Group; 2d Battalion as the 37th Engineer Combat Battalion; Band as the 4th Army Ground Forces Band -- hereafter separate lineages)
  • 49th Engineer Combat Battalion inactivated 27 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • Consolidation II
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2001
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Company A additional entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TUY HOA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN PROVINCE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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