132nd Engineer Battalion

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132nd Engineer Battalion
132 Eng Bn DUI.jpg
Distinctive unit insignia
Active 1943-46
1974-2004
Country  United States
Branch California Army National Guard
Type Engineer
Motto Aedificamus Ducimus (We Build, We Lead)

The 132nd Engineer Battalion is an engineer battalion of the United States Army. It has been formed twice, once associated with the lineage of the 196th Infantry Regiment in 1942-46, and thirty years later, in the California National Guard. Officially, due to the lineage system of the United States Army, neither unit formed under this designation is associated with the other.[citation needed]

In 1942, the 1st Battalion, 196th Infantry Regiment, was relieved from assignment from the 34th Infantry Division (United States) and redesignated as 1st Battalion, 132d Engineers (Combat) 1 February 1942. Redesignated 1st Battalion, 132d Engineer Combat Regiment 1 August 1942. Reorganized and redesignated 5 April 1943 as the 132d Engineer Combat Battalion. The battalion was inactivated 31 January 1946 at Matsayama, Japan.

The 132nd Engineer Battalion was again constituted on 28 December 1973 in the California Army National Guard and assigned to the 40th Infantry Division.

It organized on 13 January 1974 from new and existing units with Headquarters at San Francisco. Its Headquarters relocated on 1 November 1976 to Sacramento.

The unit was ordered into active federal service on 1 May 1992 at home stations; released on 9 May 1992 from active federal service and reverted to state control. The unit was deactivated on 1 September 2004 at Sacramento, California.

Campaign participation credit (California 1974 onwards)[edit]

Headquarters Company (Sacramento)[edit]

Company B[edit]

  • World War I
    • Champagne-Marne
    • Aisne-Marne
    • St. Mihiel
    • Meuse-Argonne
    • Lorraine 1918
    • Champagne 1918
  • Korean War
    • Second Korean Winter
    • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
    • Third Korean Winter
    • Korea, Summer 1953

Decorations (California)[edit]

Headquarters Company (Sacramento)[edit]

Company B[edit]

  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952–1954

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