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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 April 2011

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396th ENGINEER COMPANY

 

        Constituted 31 March 1930 in the Organized Reserves as Company B, 601st Camouflage Battalion

        Redesignated 20 August 1931 as Company B, 601st Engineer Battalion

        Ordered into active military service 20 March 1942 and organized at Fort Ord, California

        Redesignated 9 June 1942 as Company B, 601st Engineer Camouflage Battalion

        Reorganized and redesignated 8 April 1944 as the 396th Engineer Camouflage Company

        Inactivated 10 November 1945 in Italy

        Redesignated 6 February 1947 as the 396th Engineer Ponton Bridge Company

        Activated 6 March 1947 at Cleveland, Ohio

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

        Location changed 15 September 1953 to Bryan, Ohio

        Reorganized and redesignated 26 April 1954 as the 396th Engineer Company

        Location changed 9 July 1962 to Fort Knox, Kentucky; on 4 April 1963 to Bardstown, Kentucky

        Inactivated 15 October 1990 at Bardstown, Kentucky

        Activated 9 May 2007 at Ashland, Kentucky

        Ordered into active military service 22 May 2007 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; released from active military service 24 June 2008 and reverted to reserve status

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        World War II
                                                        Tunisia
                                                        Sicily (with arrowhead)
                                                        Naples-Foggia
                                                        Rome-Arno
                                                        North Apennines

                                                        War on Terrorism
                                                        Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

        Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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