769th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy)
The 769th Engineer Battalion is a Combat Heavy Engineer element comprised of four subordinate companies. The Battalion Headquarters is located in Baton Rouge and has subordinate units located in Baker, Gonzales, and Marksville. Headquarters Support Company is co-located with Headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA.
The 769th Engineer Battalion's history traces back to 1770 to the formation of six Spanish Colonial Companies along the German, Acadian, and Iberville Coast. The first unit in Baton Rouge was formed in 1792 and was called the "Military Post of Baton Rouge." This first post initiated the lineage and heritage of the present day 769th Engineer Battalion.
The 769th deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, in mid-2002. There, the unit became the first Americans to be trained by Norwegians to operated the Hydrema 910 MCV, a mine-clearing vehicle produced in Denmark.
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