West Asia in support of our sister units. And today, as the battalion prepares to leave Germany once again,
the 547th was the first unit to span the Rhine River with the new
involvement resulted in the 547th being chosen in 1982 by the Commanding
The USAREUR representative competes
V Corps Distinguished Small Unit Award. I was assigned to HHC 547th Engineers from November 1986 until November 1989.
company in the United States Army. Add Your Entry Here. They had two children: Philip and Gertrude were active in the Baptist church, attending and serving in many capacities at Rosedale Baptist Church. The battalion was inactivated on 26 March 1963 at Fort Leonard Wood and activated on 1 February 1966 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. with the impending drawdown in Europe.
increased the firepower of an engineer squad. The person who wrote that article must be a real whack job. Engineer Battalion
Squad in USAREUR. On 15 January 1968,
Unit Casualty List By Date. The battalion became critically
The award is to recognize units which
at the Grafenwoehr training area. The 554th Engineer Battalion changes individuals into tactically and technically competent, Army Values-based leaders and Service Members, that are committed and able to fight and win our nation’s wars. destroying over 10,000 landmines which were no longer required in
The Colonel's driver was my Chief Radio Operator's brother. This was reflected in several MTO&E changes. a significant role in the victories in the cold war and in the Persian
squad of 2nd platoon, Delta Company competed in and won the 1988
893 likes. The remainder, approximately 400 soldiers,
Albert left in 1964. I was the 547th's S-1 clerk. As a result of its outstanding work, the
designed and built to support the newly fielded M1 Abrams tank,
In the spring of 1953, the battalion participated in flood disaster
minutes. in 1627. The 1st Battle Group, 18th Infantry commanded by Colonel Glover S. Johns, was the first unit moved to reinforce the Berlin Garrison during the Berlin crisis of 1961. in selected grades and MOS's. Maintaining its reputation as the Army's best bridge builders,
He drove the colonel over to our Communications Van for a surprise visit.
During this period, an increasing
construction platoon and two combat engineer platoons.
548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Please try again.
There was a communications unit there.
bridging skills and enhanced its reputation as USAREUR's premier
The Coleman Barracks Army Airfield was the base of the Colonel who challenged the Soviets at Checkpoint Bravo to go to Berlin. In the spring of 1978,
Please enable Cookies and reload the page. While at Fort Ord, the 547th earned
During World War II it was used by the 1st Battalion of
Looking For U.S. Army. Unit Casualty List By Last Name. 1975 witnessed a change in the battalion organization, as each line
Including, some photos of the 547th bridging the Reine.
Served in this Battalion? Thanks for making it possible, Thanks so much VetFriends.com for your help and genuine concern for locating this long lost buddy of mine, Please Enter a Valid email address with no spaces, VetFriends Members:
In this #52Ancestors essay I am going to explore the life of a person I only remember dimly: Philip Hine Prince, the brother of my grandmother Kathryn Marie Prince Jones Preston. 1958, where it has remained ever since. In September of 1989, Alpha company won the USAREUR
to Germany, closing on Kelley Barracks, Darmstadt an 20 November
548th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Headquarters Detachment. Fortunately he had also become a member and responded to my email.
Constituted on 5 May 1942 as the 354th Engineers and was re-designated 1 August 1942 as the 354th Engineer General Service Regiment. Find your Brothers on Army.TogetherWeServed.com JOIN FOR FREE TODAY!
At Saunders Military Insignia Store you will not only find the 548th Engineer Battalion Unit Crest (right facing) but many other Military Emblems dating back to WWII. Approval was given to incorporate the motto into the
Alan and Richard should be about the same age.
Thank you for signing up for the VetFriends Newsletter! Constant training in garrison and on the Rhine River with numerous
He joined up on 2 June 1918 at Fort Slocum, NY and was assigned as a private to Company B, 548th Engineers. Military Catalog, Sales, Discounts & more.
Charlie Company returned
This gives the 547th the
of several noteworthy accomplishments.
548TH ENGINEER BATTALION. It's been nearly 40 years since we parted. Finally, in September
Please use the comments section. I worked for SgtMaj Eichelberger and later for SgtMaj Jones.
Upon its arrival back in Europe,
Add Your Entry Here. were transferred to other engineer units in USAREUR, with replacements
USAREUR in the annual Itschner award competition.
I returned for a visit this year (2015) in September, the Army is no longer there. Building 1008
support and German/American relations.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
South West Asia and of guarding the Darmstadt and Mannheim military
We were stationed in Germany in 1975 through 1978. The 547th was the
training Individual Ready Reservists for possible deployment to
I have many pictures of the 547 during this period. Looking for more information from military/civilian
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