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397th Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 February 2009

397th Engineer Battalion Lineage

Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 2d Battalion, 353d Engineer Regiment

Activated 15 August 1942 at Camp White, Oregon, as the 2d Battalion, 353d Engineer General Service Regiment

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1944 as the 1393d Engineer Construction Battalion

Inactivated 28 February 1946 in Japan

Redesignated 6 February 1947 as the 397th Engineer Construction Battalion, and allotted to the Organized Reserves

Activated 19 February 1947 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Inactivated 17 November 1950 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Redesignated 27 April 1959 as the 397th Engineer Battalion

Activated 18 May 1959 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Elements ordered into active military service 22 May 2006-14 July 2006 at home stations; released from active military service 11 November 2007 and 9 January 2008 and reverted to reserve status

397th Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Luzon


Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

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