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Lineages and Honors Information

Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 February 2019

178th Engineer Battalion

  • Organized and Federally recognized 7 February 1947 in the South Carolina National Guard as the 2d Battalion, 218th Infantry, an element of the 51st Infantry Division, with Headquarters at Rock Hill
  • Converted and redesignated 1 April 1959 as the 2d Reconnaissance Squadron, 263d Armor, an element of the 51st Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 263d Armor, and relieved from assignment to the 51st Infantry Division
  • Assigned 1 January 1968 to the 30th Infantry Division; relieved 1 January 1974 from assignment to the 30th Infantry Division
  • Converted and redesignated 1 October 1995 as the 178th Engineer Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 2008 as the 178th Engineer Battalion, to consist of the Headquarters and the Support Company (Companies A-C concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 174th Engineer Company, the 1222d Engineer Company, and the 172d Engineer Platoon, respectively—hereafter separate lineages)
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 July 2012 at home stations; released from active Federal service 10 August 2013 and reverted to state control

HOME AREA: Northern South Carolina

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Headquarters Company (Catawba Rifles – Rock Hill) additionally entitled to:

  • World War I
  • Somme Offensive
  • Ypres-Lys
  • Flanders 1918
  • World War II
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined


  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012-2013

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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