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Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 May 2011

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326th ENGINEER BATTALION
(SAPPER EAGLES)

 

        Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as the 326th Engineers and assigned to the 101st Division

        (101st Division only partially organized October-November 1918; demobilized   
11 December 1918; reconstituted 24 June 1921)

        Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 326th Engineers and assigned to the 101st Division

        Organized in November 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        Regiment broken up 31 March 1942 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

        Regiment (less the 2d Battalion) as the 326th Engineer Battalion and remained assigned to the 101st Division (later redesignated as the 101st Airborne Division)

        (2d Battalion as the 890th Engineer Battalion, Aviation; disbanded
11 February 1943)

        326th Engineer Battalion withdrawn 15 August 1942 from the Organized Reserves and allotted to the Army of the United States; concurrently redesignated as the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

        Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

        Consolidated 18 June 1948 with the 49th Engineer Combat Battalion (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit redesignated as the 49th Airborne Engineer Battalion, an element of the 101st Airborne Division

        Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army

        Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

        Inactivated 29 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

        Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

        Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

        Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

        Redesignated 1 July 1956 as the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion

        Redesignated 25 April 1957 as the 326th Engineer Battalion
       
        Inactivated 15 September 2004 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division

        Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 19 October 2006 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

 

ANNEX

        Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 49th Engineers

        Activated 25 August 1942 at Camp Carson, Colorado

        Regiment broken up 1 April 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

1st Battalion as the 49th Engineer Combat Battalion

        (Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1110th Engineer Combat Group; 2d Battalion as the 37th Engineer Combat Battalion; Band as the 4th Army Ground Forces Band -- hereafter separate lineages)

        49th Engineer Combat Battalion inactivated 27 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

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

Vietnam
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 NORMANDY

        Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

        Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

        Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004

        Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

        Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2001

        French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

        Netherlands Orange Lanyard

        Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

        Belgian Fourragere 1940

        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium

        Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

        Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

        Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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