299th Brigade Engineer Battalion History

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299th Brigade Engineer Battalion History. Also known as Combat Engineer Battalions they were typically divided into four companies. The colors scarlet and white allude to the units Engineer designation.

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Siege of Dak To May thru July of 1969 The buzz of the incoming rockets caught the men of the 299th Engineer Battalion Combat in their noon chow lines. 2nd Battalion 70th Armor Regiment Strike Swiftly 785 239-1174. The 299th arrived in South Vietnam in October 1965.

The 299th was activated on March 1st 1943 at Camp White Oregon.

On 16 March 1967 Company D 299th Engineer Battalion now stationed at Fort Hood Texas was attached to the 20th Engineer Battalion to support base camp development of the 4th ID headquarters at Dragon Mountain Base Camp Pleiku. Since then the unit has been put on reserve and active status deactivated and reactivated and assigned many different higher headquarters in order to meet the Armys mission. Built around the 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion from Fort Carson Colorado the team also contains members from other posts around the Army. The battalion remained there attached to the 4th Infantry Division but assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade for two years before it moved to Dak To.