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Histories for 10th Engineer Battalion




10th Engineer Battalion (Combat)
10th Engineer Battalion (Combat) "We Work to Assist" In July 2004, the 3rd Infantry Division began trasnformation to the US Army's new modular force structure. As part of this shift, the 10th Engineer Battalion was inactivated. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Engineer Battalion was reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, part of the reorganized and redesignated 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). The 10th Engineer Battalion was originally organized on 31 December 1861 in the Regular Army in Washington, District of Columbia, from new and existing companies of engineers as a provisional engineer battalion. It was constituted on 28 July 1866 as the Battalion of Engineers. During the Civil War the unit participated in the following campaigns: Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox, and Virginia 1863. It was expanded between 14 March and 7 June 1901 to form the 1st and 2nd Battalions of Engineers, with 2nd Battalion of Engineers thereafter having a separate lineage. The 1st Battalion of Engineers participated in the Santiago Campaign in the Spanish-American War. The 1st Battalion of Engineers was expanded, reorganized, and redesignated on 1 July 1916 as the 1st Regiment of Engineers. The 1st Regiment of Engineers was expanded on 15 May 1917 to form the 1st, 6th, and 7th Regiments of Engineers, with 1st and 7th Regiments thereafter having separate lineages. During World War I, the unit participated in the following campaigns: Somme Defensive, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Champagne 1918. The 6th Regiment of Engineers was redesignated on 29 August 1917 as the 6th Engineers. It was assigned on 1 October 1917 to the 3rd Division. The regiment was broken up on 12 October 1939 and its elements were reorganized and redesignated. The 2nd Battalion was reorganized and redesignated as the 10th Engineer Battalion, an element of the 3rd Division (later redesignated as the 3rd Infantry Division). The Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company was disbanded. 1st Battalion was reorganized and redesignated as the 6th Engineer Battalion, which thereafter had a separate lineage. The 10th Engineer Battalion was redesignated again on 1 August 1942 as the 10th Engineer Combat Battalion. During World War II, the 10th Engineer Battalion participated in the following campaigns: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe. At Sicily, Anzio, and Southern France, the 10th Engineers particpiated as part of the initial offensive, noted by an arrowhead device on the campaign streamer. During the Korean War the 10th Engineer Battalion participated in the following campaigns: CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Korean Winter, Korea, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Korean Winter, and Korea, Summer 1953. The unit was redesignated on 1 March 1954 as the 10th Engineer Battalion. Additionally, Company C, 10th Engineer Battalion participated in the UN Offensive. The 10th Engineer Battalion was reassigned on 15 February 1996 to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). This assignment coincided with the reflagging of the 24th Infantry Division as the 3rd Infantry Division and the activation of the 3rd Infantry Division's Engineer Brigade. The 10th Engineer Battalion was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Feedom in 2003. After the capture of Baghdad in April 2003, the 10th Engineer Battalion, with help from the 890th Engineer Battalion, a National Guard unit from Picayune, Mississippi, spent their days collecting and destroying dangerous ordnance for the safety of both Soldiers and civilians. In July 2004, the 3rd Infantry Division began trasnformation to the US Army's new modular force structure. As part of this shift, the 10th Engineer Battalion was inactivated. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Engineer Battalion was reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, part of the reorganized and redesignated 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized Units ■HHC ■A Company ■B Company ■C Company ■D Company Facilities ■Fort Stewart, GA

Posted by Rodney Brewer
Nov 17 2010 01:38:31:000PM




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