887th Engineer Support Company
Capt. Eric T. Aldred
1st. Sgt. Franz M. Ravanes
Conducts general and vertical construction tasks to establish and maintain the infrastructure required to conduct and sustain activities across the range of military operations
The 887th Engineer Support Company was constituted 25 August 1942, in the Army of the United States as Company B, 871st Airborne Engineer Battalion. It was officially activated 1 September 1942 at Westover Field, Massachusetts and then was reorganized and re-designated on 20 November 1942 as the 887th Airborne Engineer Company, Aviation. On 9 November 1944 the company was once again reorganized and re-designated as the 887th Airborne Engineer Aviation Company. The company was disbanded on 10 May 1945 at Geiger Field, Washington and 41 years passed before 887th Engineer Support Company was called upon. On 27 March 1986, the 887th ESC was reconstituted on the regular Army as the 887th Engineer Company and March 1987 activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company was inactivated 15 January 2015 and today, 20 October 2017 will be reactivated as the 887th Engineer Support Company under 19th Engineer Battalion at Fort Knox and 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Bragg. The 887th ESC has a long and proud history that spans 75 years. The company fought in World War II, Southwest Asia, and has fought in the War on Terrorism. The company will start preparing for its next rendezvous with destiny.
Awards & Honors
Meritorious Unit Citations were earned during operations in Southwest Asia in 1990-1991, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006-2007 and 2009-2010, and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011-2012.