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Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 April 2012

864th ENGINEER BATTALION
(PACEMAKERS)

  • Constituted 14 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 864th Engineer Aviation Battalion
  • Activated 1 January 1943 at Geiger Field, Washington
  • Inactivated 30 June 1946 in Japan
  • Allotted 18 February 1949 to the Organized Reserve Corps
  • Activated 14 March 1949 at Morristown, New Jersey
  • Inactivated 22 September 1949 at Morristown, New Jersey
  • Activated 1 March 1951 at Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Inactivated 11 July 1952 at Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Withdrawn 8 July 1955 from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 25 September 1955 at Wolters Air Force Base, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 May 1956 as the 864th Engineer Battalion
  • (Lettered companies inactivated 16 October 2008 at Fort Lewis, Washington; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Bismarck Archipelago
  • Luzon

  • 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

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

  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan: Consolidation II

  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFGHANISTAN
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KANDAHAR PROVINCE 2011
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2005-2006
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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