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"Pontifices Sumus"

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86TH ENGINEER BATTALION

(COMBAT) (ARMY)

20TH ENGINEER BRIGADE

"The Viking Engineers of Vietnam"

"Pontifices Sumus"

(We are Builders of Bridges)

 

 

86th Engineer Battalion
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

Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

 

VIETNAM

Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69 / Counteroffensive

 

DECORATIONS

World War II

None

 

Vietnam

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

 

 

SHIELD:

Gules, a Viking Ship argent.

CREST:

None

MOTTO:

Pontifices Sumus
(We are Builders of Bridges).

Description:

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

 

 

 

ENGINEER BRIGADE

 

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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