612th Engineer Battalion (Corps) (M)
The 612th Engineer Battalion (C)(M) has maintained Federal Recognition from 19 May 1952 when it was officially organized as the 3RD Battalion, 107th Armored Calvary Regiment. As shown in the Linage and Honors, it has reorganized 5 times since that date.
On 19 May 1952 it was organized and Federally recognized in the Ohio Army National Guard as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3RD Battalion, 107th Armored Calvary, at Toledo. 1 Sep 1959 Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 3RD Reconnaissance Squadron, 107th Armored Calvary. On 15 Feb 1968 it was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3RD Squadron, 107th Armored Calvary.
On 1 May 1968 it was converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 612th Engineer Battalion (organic elements concurrently organized by conversion and redesignation of existing units). And on 1 Sep 1994 it was converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 612th Engineer Battalion Corps Mech, as Mechinized Engineers.
The Battalion currently has three Line Companies each of which was derived from separate linage. We have a proud heritage derived from the Infantry and Calvary of the Ohio Militia. Today we can add this to the fine lines of traditions of another branch as 1997 marks the 29th year of the organization belonging to the Corps of engineers.
Company A, Currently located in St. Marys, is the newest member of the Battalion, being designated 1 May 1993. Formerly designated as the 837th Engineer Company, attached to the 73rd Infantry Brigade.
Company B, currently located in Fremont, has the longest linage of all the units assigned. The unit began its history in 1873 and has served in almost every major conflict since that time. The unit was designated Company B, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division in 1916 and served in World War I, World War II, And in the Korean War. The most famous person of this unit is, Medal of Honor winner, Private Roger B. Young, for whom the Armory is Named. Company B of the 148th Infantry received Federal Recognition on 19 March 1947 and has reorganized five times since that date.
Company C, currently located in Norwalk, also has a very long history. Originally organized in 1877, this unit has also served in almost every major conflict since World War I. The unit was designated as Company G, 5th Infantry Division in 1877 and carried this designation through World War I. In 1940, the unit became Company G, 37th Infantry Division, and served during World War II.
Both B and C Co have received the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and Company B has also received the Presidential Unit Citation for their service during World War II.
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