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467th Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled)

The people of El Salvador built the bridge, and they were the ones to destroy what was left of it in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, but their engineers were not alone in the project. In early 1999 U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from Alpha Company, 467th Engineer Battalion, Memphis, Tenn., and Alpha Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, Kingsport, Tenn., had a rare opportunity to observe another country's engineers in action, as well as lend some assistance. The washed-out bridge near El Cuco was named Low-Water Crossing Number Three by the U.S. Army engineers from the 844th, who had the task of replacing the bridge as part of their two-week annual training. It was one of the four low-water crossing projects they tackled while they were in El Salvador, with the help of the Salvadoran Task Force and the 467th.



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