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Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 July 2011

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391st ENGINEER BATTALION

 

Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 1st Battalion, 52d Engineers

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 1st Battalion, 52d Engineer Combat Regiment

Activated 30 November 1942 at Camp Butner, North Carolina

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1943 as the 52d Engineer Combat Battalion

Inactivated 10 March 1946 in Japan

Redesignated 27 June 1947 as the 391st Engineer Combat Battalion and allotted to the Organized Reserves

Activated 20 July 1947 with Headquarters at Lakeland, Florida

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

Location of Headquarters changed 17 May 1948 to Bartow, Florida; on 18 December 1952 to Lakeland, Florida

Reorganized and redesignated 28 February 1953 as the 391st Engineer Battalion

Location of Headquarters changed 1 June 1959 to Greenville, South Carolina

Ordered into active military service 15 October 1961 at home stations; released from active military service 9 August 1962 and reverted to reserve status

Ordered into active military service 15 January 2005-10 February 2005 at home stations; released from active military service 13 July 2006-8 August 2006 and reverted to reserve status; location of Headquarters changed to Pelzer, South Carolina

(Letter companies inactivated 16 September 2008 at home stations; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

Location changed 17 September 2008 to Greenville, South Carolina

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        World War II
                                                        Western Pacific (with arrowhead)
                                                        Leyte

 

                                                        War on Terrorism
                                                        Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

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

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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