84th Engineer Battalion (Construction)
Association Viet Nam

UNIT HISTORY, CAMPAIGNS, AWARDS, & UNIT CITATIONS,..
Compiled by j.d. Poss Association Historian.
Copies of Award Orders at Bottom of Page
Provided By
Rick Haffey A Company
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CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION

WORLD WAR II

Ardennes-Alsace 16 December1944 - 25 January 1945
Central Europe 22 March - 11 May 1945
Naples- Foggia (Ground) 9 September1943 - 21 January 1944
North Appennines 10 September 1944 - 4 April 1945
Rhineland 15 September 1944 - 21 March 1945
Rome-Arno 22 January - 9 Septembe 1944
Southern France 15 August - 14 September 1944

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION


KOREA


UN defensive
UN offensive
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

AWARDS & CITATIONS

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:
G.H. DECKER,
General, United States Army,
Chief of staff

MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION COMMENDATION:

(DA GO:  Department of the Army General Order)
20 September 1950-March 1951, DA GO 77-51
18 November 1952-22 June 1953, DA GO 61-53
1 July 1953-27 July 1954, DA GO 77-54

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered WONJU-HWACHOW

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered KOREA

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered
KOREA 1952-1953

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered
KOREA 1953-1954

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered PANMUNJOM

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered IMJIN RIVER

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION

VIET NAM

Defense
Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase ll
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase lll
Counteroffensive, Phase lV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase Vl
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase Vll
(Other campaigns to be determined)

AWARDS & CITATIONS

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION:

June 1965-May-1966 DA GO 5, 69
1 June 1966-31 October 1967 DA GO 5, 69
1 November 1967-31 December 1968 DA GO 70, 69
1 January 1969-31-December 1969 DA GO 51, 71

General Orders # 666 25 February 1971 :

AWARD OF THE MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION
TC 439. the following AWARD is announced:
By direction of the Secretary of the Army, under the provision of paragraph203, AR 672-5-1, this Meritorious Unit Commendation (Sixth Oak Leaf cluster) is awarded to the following named units of the United states Army for exceptionally meritorious achievement in the performance of outstanding
service during the period indicated:

84th ENGINEER BATTALION (CONSTRUCTION) and its attached unit: 536th Engineer Detachment. (Port construction)

The citation reads as follows:

"The 84th ENGINEER BATTALION (CONSTRUCTION) and its attached unit distinguished themselves while in support of military operations in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 1 January 1969 to 31 December 1969. Demonstrating extraordinary diligence, tenacity and professional competence, the officers and men of the battalion provided outstanding
engineering support to Free World forces operating throughout Military Region 2. Through their undaunted perseverance and great personal sacrifice, unit personnel effectively countered the adversities of severe climatic conditions and the threat of enemy attack to complete all assigned tasks with a high degree of excellence. Significant among the numerous achievements produced by the members of the 84th ENGINEER BATTALION (CONSTRUCTION) were the completion of the AUTOSEVCON facility, the tandem switching building and the AMMO-OFF-LOADING facility at Qui Nhon harbor.
Sparing no effort, they contributed immeasurably to the Allied military effort in the Republic of Vietnam by conducting comprehensive training programs for South Vietnamese Army engineers. Through their uncommon initiative, resourcefulness and technical expertise, the battalion continuosly provided the finest in combat service support. The remarkable proficiency and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 84th
ENGINEER BATTALION (CONSTRUCTION) are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service,  and reflect distinct credit upon themselves, their unit, and the Armed Forces of the United States".

DECORATIONS

By order of the Secretary of the Army:
Verne L. Bowers
Major General, USA
The Adjutant General

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered
VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered
VIETNAM 1970-1971


INFORMATION SOURCES

US Army Military History Institute
Department of the Army
United States Army War College

UNIT CITATION AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT REGISTER: (Headquarters, Department of the Army July 1961)

UNIT CITATION AND CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT REGISTER, VIETNAM WAR: (Source Headquarters, Department of the Army January 1973
Logistics Library Fort Lee, VA. 23801)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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