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986th Engineer Battalion

 

Google search is bringing up almost nothing. What is the history of this unit?

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The design of the crest was approved, November 29, 1963

 

The lion is from the arms of Normandy and refers to the participation in the assault landing on the Normandy Beaches for which it was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation. The rakes are from the arms of Andrews and refer to service in that province. They also allude to action of combat engineers in clearing the way for the advance of troops.

 

Motto: "SET US A TASK"

 

Campaigns: World War Two- Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe..

 

US Army Heraldic Crests: Barry Jason Stein, Page 148, picture on plate 43, number 22.

 

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