59th Engineer Company Lineage

 

 

Constituted 8 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 59th Engineer Combat Company

Activated 19 December 1942 in the Panama Canal Zone

Reorganized and redesignated 22 September 1944 as the 59th Engineer Service Company

Inactivated 28 February 1946 in the Philippines

Redesignated 13 November 1946 as the 59th Engineer Construction Company

Activated 25 November 1946 at Camp A.P. Hill, Virginia

Allotted 24 September 1951 to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 15 October 1953 as the 59th Engineer Company

Inactivated 1 September 1955 at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska

Activated 1 June 1957 at Fort Ord, California

Inactivated 4 January 1968 at Fort Ord, California

Activated 1 January 1969 in Vietnam as 59th Engineer Company Land Clearing

Inactivated 26 December 1971 in Vietnam

Activated 17 April 1990 in Panama with personnel from the 59th Engineer Company (Provisional) (organized 29 June 1989 in Panama)

Inactivated 15 October 1994 in Panama

Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Hood, Texas

 

59th Engineer Company Honors

 

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: New Guinea; Bismarck-Archipelago (with arrowhead); Luzon

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII; Consolidation I

Armed Forces Expeditions: Panama

 

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for PACIFIC THEATER

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1969-1970

Army Superior Unit Award for 1990

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1970-1971