16th Engineer Battalion "Catamounts"

Pictures, photos and images from Fort Hood, TX

Upload a photo »

Showing photos 71 - 80 out of 83 in Fort Hood Photos

Fort Hood, TX - 16th Engineer Battalion "Catamounts"

Picture of 16th Engineer Battalion "Catamounts" posted in the Fort Hood, TX gallery

Picture posted by Jayar on May 28 '09

« Back to Fort Hood Forum

Jayar

Bronx, NY

#1 May 28, 2009
The 16th Engineer Battalion was originally constituted on 11 December 1935 in the Regular Army as the 16th Engineer Regiment. It was redesignated on 15 July 1940 as the 16th Engineer Battalion; and was concurrently assigned to the 1st Armored Division, at which point it activated at Fort Knox, KY.

The unit was redesignated on 1 January 1942 as the 16th Armored Engineer Battalion. Its companies D and E were disbanded on 20 July 1944 in Italy while the remainder of the battalion inactivated between 10-13 April 1946 at Camp Kilmer, NJ.

Company D was reconstituted on 27 February 1951.

The 16th Armored Engineer Battalion was activated on 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, TX. It was redesignated on 15 February 1957 as the 16th Engineer Battalion, but inactivated (less Company A) on 23 December 1957 at Fort Polk, LA.

It reactivated (less Company A [active]) on 3 February 1962 at Fort Hood, TX. It was relieved on 16 June 1991 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division. It was relieved on 16 November 1993 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division, and reassigned on 16 February 1997 to the 1st Armored Division.

The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 16th Armored Engineer Battalion on 25 Apr 1952. It was redesignated for the 16th Engineer Battalion on 12 Sep 1957. On 5 Dec 1984 the insignia was amended to correct the symbolism. On 21 Oct 1994 it was revised to change the description and the symbolism. It consists of a shield blazoned: Per chevron reversed Argent and Gules, on a bar in base Sable fimbriated of the first a cat-a-mountain salient guardant of the third, armed, langued, collared and lined of the second, in sinister chief a mullet voided and fretted Vert. Attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "SEMPER ULTIMO" in red letters. Red and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. The bar symbolizes a treadway bridge, the construction of which was a major combat mission of the organization. The cat-a-mountain, a European wildcat, indicates the stealth and swiftness required in combat engineer operations, and the soldiers of the battalion are known as "Catamounts." The black cat also connotes the darkness in which operations are conducted. The star from the flag of French Morocco represents service in that area during World War II. The inverted chevron symbolizes the battalion's spearheading of armored engineer activity in World War II.
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#2 Jun 29, 2009
16th Engineer Battalion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Engineer_Ba... (United_States)
ahmed ali

Cairo, Egypt

#3 Jul 28, 2012
Greetings
I want to Contact 16th Engineer Battalion I hope that you send me their website؟
.It's a very important

Thank you
ahmed ali

Cairo, Egypt

#4 Jul 28, 2012
Greetings
I want to Contact 16th Engineer Battalion I hope that you send me their website It's a very important؟
thank you

I hope to contact me(ahmed_ali1959@yahoo.com)
Contact Site

Brentwood, NY

#5 Aug 13, 2012
ahmed ali wrote:
Greetings
I want to Contact 16th Engineer Battalion I hope that you send me their website It's a very important؟
thank you
I hope to contact me(ahmed_ali1959@yahoo.com)
http://www.army.mil/contactform/

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments about this photo

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.