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86TH ENGINEER BATTALION
20TH ENGINEER BRIGADE
"The Viking Engineers of Vietnam"
(We are Builders of Bridges)
History Lineage and Honors
By Order of the:
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
LINEAGE AND HONORS
Constituted 15 July 1940 in the Regular Army as the 86th Engineer Battalion (Heavy Ponton)
Activated 9 July 1941 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
Reorganized and reassigned 1 August 1942 as the 86th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion
Inactived 2 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
Redesigned 9 March 1954 as 86th Engineer Battalion (Construction)
Activated 25 March 1954 at Fort Dix, New Jersey
Reorganized and redesignated 26 March 1963 as 86th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Army)
Inactiveted 16 August 1969 at Fort Lewis, Washington
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War II
Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69 / Counteroffensive
World War II
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
Republic Of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967
Republic Of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1969
COAT OF ARMS
Gules, a Viking Ship argent.
(We are Builders of Bridges).
In the scarlet and white of the Engineer Corps, the Viking Ship is symbolical of the bridge-building activities of the organization, such ships having first been used to bridge the ocean in the adventurous, swash - buckling days of Eric the Red, the first of the Vikings to cross the waters.
Assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade 1966 - 1967
Assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade 1967 - 1969
I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH
"A" COMPANY, 86TH ENGINEER BATTALION
IF YOU SERVED WITH THE 86TH ANYTIME, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
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