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Histories for 27th Engineer Battalion




27th Engineer Battalion - History
27th ENGINEER BATTALION



Constituted in the National Army as 2d Battalion, 37th Engineers (Electrical and Mechanical) and organized at Fort Myer, Virginia during January 1918 Demobilized at Camp Upton, New York in March 1919. Reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as 2d Battalion, 37th Engineers (General Service). Redesignated 13 January 1941 as 2d Battalion, 37th Engineers (Combat). Activated 14 July 1941 at Camp Bowie, Texas. Redesignated 1 August 1942 as 2d Battalion, 37th Engineer Combat Regiment. Reorganized at Camp Beale, California and redesignated 18 March 1943 as 209th Engineer Combat Battalion. (Departed New York Port of Embarkation 8 September 1943 for overseas service; arrived in India on 12 October 1943 and moved to Burma 3 November 1945. Returned to the United States and arrived at the New York Port of Embarkation on 26 November 1945). Inactivated 27 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated 29 April 1947 as the 27th Engineer Combat Battalion. Activated 18 September 1950 at Fort Lewis, Washington; inactivated 26 October 1950 at Fort Lewis. Activated 1 March 1951 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Redesignated 8 June 1953 as the 27th Engineer Battalion. (Arrived at Bien Hoa-Long Binh, Vietnam on 1 October 1966 and relocated to Xuan Loc on 15 November 1966. On 12 April 1968 moved to Gia Le and Camp Eagle where it supported the 101st Airborne Division until its departure from Vietnam on 31 January 1972).



CAMPAIGN STREAMERS

World War I World War II

St. Mihiel India-Burma

Meuse-Argonne Central Burma





Vietnam Southwest Asia

Counteroffensive, Phase II Defense of Saudi Arabia

Counteroffensive, Phase III Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

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



DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MYITKYINA (209th Engr Cbt Bn cited for period 24 May-3 Aug 1944; WDGO 54, 1944)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967 (27th Engr Bn cited for period 1 Oct 1966-30 Mar 1967; DAGO 17, 1968)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (27th Engr Bn cited for period 1 Apr 1967-31 Mar 1968; DAGO 48, 1969 as amended by DAGO 38, 1970)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969 (27th Engr Bn cited for period 1 Jul 1968-28 Feb 1969; DAGO 51, 1971)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969 (27th Engr Bn cited for period 1 Mar-31 Oct 1969; DAGO 24, 1972)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA (27th Engr Bn cited for period 23 Aug 1990-20 Mar 1991; DAGO 12, 1994)



Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1990 (27th Engr Bn cited for period 12 Jan-20 Apr 1990; DAGO 17, 1992)



Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (27th Engr Bn cited for


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