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27th Engineer Battalion

  • Constituted 16 January 1918 in the National Army at Fort Myer, Virginia, as the 2d Battalion, 37th Engineer Regiment
  • Demobilized in March 1919 at Camp Upton, New York
  • Reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 2d Battalion, 37th Engineers
  • Activated 14 July 1941 at Camp Bowie, Texas
  • Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 2d Battalion, 37th Engineer Combat Regiment
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 March 1943 as the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Inactivated 27 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 29 April 1947 as the 27th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Activated 18 September 1950 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Inactivated 26 October 1950 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Activated 1 March 1951 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 8 June 1953 as the 27th Engineer Battalion
  • (Lettered companies inactivated 17 October 2008 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • World War II
  • India-Burma
  • Central Burma
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • 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 MYITKYINA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1990
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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