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299th Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 November 2001

299th Engineer Battalion Lineage

Constituted 8 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 299th Engineer Combat Battalion

Activated 1 March 1943 at Camp White, Oregon

Inactivated 18 October 1945 at Camp Shanks, New York

Allotted 28 March 1947 to the Organized Reserves

Activated 27 May 1947 with Headquarters at Hempstead, New York

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

Inactivated 31 July 1950 at Hempstead, New York

Redesignated 11 October 1954 as the 299th Engineer Battalion; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 3 December 1954 in Germany

Inactivated 17 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 21 December 1975 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

(Company D [inactive] withdrawn 16 April 1989 from the Regular Army and allotted to the Army Reserve; concurrently activated at Pine Bluff, Arkansas; inactivated 15 November 1993 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

Assigned 16 October 1992 to the 4th Infantry Division

Inactivated 15 November 1995 at Fort Carson, Colorado

Activated 16 January 1996 at Fort Hood, Texas

299th Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

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; Consolidation I

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY

Valorous Unit Award for DAK TO-BEN HET

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

Army Superior Unit Award for 1996-1997

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1970-1971

Company C additionally entitled to:

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St. Vith

    Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1971


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