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BATTALION HISTORY

In The fifty years of its existence, the 62d Engineer Battalion has served our Nation with distinction during three wars and in peacetime. During WWII, the battalion served overseas in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands for two years and eight months.  The battalion helped build over 270 miles of the Alcan Highway for which it was cited.  Five Soldiers died building the highway.  In the Aleutians, the battalion helped build a large staging base on Adak and later the airfield and other base facilities on Shemya.

In the Korean War, the 672d Engineer Battalion was primarily engaged in bridge building, and bridge MSR repair.  The battalion build 22 new bridges of all kinds (floating, fixed span, rail road) over the largest rivers in North and South Korea- the Han (5 times), the Imjin, and the Taedong.  The battalion put the first bridge across the Han and later constructed the largest floating bridge (Al Jolson) built during the war across the same river.  The battalion spent four years and four months in Korea and was awarded its second and third meritorious unit commendations.  During the Berlin Crisis, in October 1961, the battalion deployed to France to improve Communications Zone Airfields.  The battalion built and upgraded numerous facilities at the Laon and Chaumont Air Bases and redeployed to Fort Leonard Wood 12 months later.

In the early stages of the Vietnam War, the 62d Engineer Battalion built the airfield at Phan Rang, a base camp for the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne division, and the logistics complex at Long Binh, a project which took two years.  Later, the battalion reorganized into a land clearing battalion, the only one of its kind, and cleared over 240,000 acres of enemy infested jungle, equivalent to a 3oo yard swath length of the Mississippi River.  The battalion was deployed to Vietnam four years and nine months, where I earned three meritorious unit commendations and the Vietnamese Civil Action Medal.  The battalion also had 25 Soldiers killed in action and 515 wounded in action. In its fifty year history, the battalion has been deployed overseas nearly 13 years, over 10 of these in combat.  The battalion has earned 25 campaign streamers and 7 unit decorations.

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BATTALION COMMAND

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LTC DANI MILLIEN CSM BRANDON BABYAK
BATTALION COMMANDER BATTALION COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR