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315th Engineer Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 November 2009

315th Engineer Battalion Lineage

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 315th Engineers, an element of the 90th Division

Organized in August 1917 at Camp Travis, Texas

Demobilized 26 June 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 315th Engineers, an element of the 90th Division

Organized in November 1921 at San Antonio, Texas

Regiment (less 2d Battalion) reorganized and redesignated 30 January 1942 as the 315th Engineer Battalion, an element of the 90th Division (later redesignated as the 90th Infantry Division) (2d Battalion concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 869th Engineer Battalion--hereafter separate lineage)

Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 at Camp Barkeley, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 15 September 1942 as the 315th Engineer Motorized Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 19 May 1943 as the 315th Engineer Combat Battalion

Inactivated 22 December 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Activated 28 April 1947 at San Antonio, Texas

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

Reorganized and redesignated 6 April 1953 as the 315th Engineer Battalion

(Location of Headquarters changed 1 April 1959 to Houston, Texas)

Inactivated 31 December 1965 at Houston, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 90th Infantry Division

Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 16 October 2009 at Camp Pendleton, California (Support Company to be concurrently constituted and activated)

315th Engineer Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918

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

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER JUNE AUG 1944

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER AUG 1944 FEB 1945

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER FEB 1945-AUG 1945

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for MOSELLE-SARRE RIVERS


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