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Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 September 2007

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216th ENGINEER BATTALION

 

Constituted 24 March 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 14th Ordnance Battalion

Activated 7 May 1942 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Inactivated 31 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 14 August 1946 as Headquarters, 38th Ordnance Battalion, and allotted to the Ohio National Guard

Organized and Federally recognized 23 November 1948 at Cincinnati

Ordered into active Federal service 19 August 1950 at Cincinnati

(Headquarters, 38th Ordnance Battalion [NGUS], organized and Federally recognized
9 October 1952 at Cincinnati)

Released from active Federal service 3 December 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from Headquarters, 38th Ordnance Battalion (NGUS)

Converted and redesignated 1 September 1959 as Headquarters, 216th Engineer Battalion (organic elements concurrently organized from existing units in southern Ohio)

Location of Headquarters changed 1 April 1963 to Portsmouth

Location of Headquarters changed 1 October 1996 to Hamilton

Ordered into active Federal service 18 December 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 16 April 2005 and reverted to state control

Location of Headquarters changed 1 January 2006 to Woodlawn

HOME AREA: Statewide

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        World War II
                                                        Normandy
                                                        Northern France
                                                        Rhineland
                                                        Ardennes-Alsace
                                                        Central Europe

                                                        War on Terrorism
                                                        Campaigns to be determined

 

        Company A (Chillicothe) additionally entitled to:

                                                        World War I

                                                        Champagne-Marne
                                                        Aisne-Marne
                                                        St. Mihiel
                                                        Meuse-Argonne
                                                        Lorraine 1918
                                                        Champagne 1918

 

                                                        World War II

                                                        Air Offensive, Japan
                                                        Guadalcanal
                                                        Northern Solomons

 

        Company B (Portsmouth) additionally entitled to:

                                                        World War II

                                                        New Guinea


216th Engineer BATTALION

 

        Company C (Newton Falls) additionally entitled to:

                                                        World War II

                                                        Northern Solomons
                                                        Luzon (with arrowhead)

 

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004

Headquarters and Service Company (Woodlawn) additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER

Company C (Newton Falls) additionally entitled to:

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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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