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Lineages and Honors Information
Engineers

Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 April 2017

877th Engineer Battalion

    • Constituted 1 January 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 877th Airborne Engineer Battalion, Aviation, and activated at Westover Field, Massachusetts
    • Redesignated 24 March 1943 as the 877th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion
    • Inactivated 4 October 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts
    • Redesignated 6 March 1952 as the 877th Engineer Aviation Battalion
    • Allotted 16 September 1952 to the Alabama Army National Guard
    • Organized and Federally recognized 13 November 1952 in northwestern Alabama with Headquarters at Hamilton
    • Reorganized and redesignated 15 January 1957 as the 877th Engineer Battalion
    • Ordered into active Federal service 11 June 1963 at home stations; released 16 June 1963 from active Federal service and reverted to state control
    • Ordered into active Federal service 10 September 1963 at home stations; released 12 September 1963 from active Federal service and reverted to state control
    • Ordered into active Federal service 15 March 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 13 March 2004 and reverted to state control
    • Reorganized 1 September 2008 to consist of Headquarters and the Support Company (former Companies A, B, and C reorganized as the 166th Engineer Company, the 1301st Engineer Detachment, and the 168th Engineer Company, respectively - hereafter separate lineages)
    • Ordered into active Federal service 10 May 2009 at home stations; released from active Federal service 13 June 2010 and reverted to state control
    • Ordered into active Federal service 6 April 2014 at home stations; released from active Federal service 9 May 2015 and reverted to state control

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq
  • Transition of Iraq
  • (additional campaigns to be determined)

Headquarters Company (Haleyville), additionally entitled to:

  • Korean War
  • CCF Intervention
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953

Support Company (Northport), additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • New Guinea (with arrowhead)
  • Southern Philippines
  • (additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Headquarters Company (Haleyville), additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA
  • Support Company (Northport), additionally entitled to:
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 1 JULY 1945

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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