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2nd Engineers

2nd Engineer camouflage in Verdun (Toulon) Sector, France. Photograph taken after actual combat operations showing soldiers from Co D., 1st Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they apply camouflage netting to the roof and along the sides of one of the new Divisional Headquarters Buildings they have just constructed for the 26th Division, AEF, while they were assigned to the Verdun (Toulon) Sector Lines.
Boucq, France, April 12th, 1918.
Dale C. Hyland, Co F. 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Baker, Texas, on May 5th, 1917) of Pvt. Dale C. Hyland, Co F. 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving on a Engineering Detail while in direct support of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment's defense of Hill 142 near Lucy-le-Bocage, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) on the afternoon of Monday, June 9th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
John J. F. Steiner, 2nd U.S. Engineer Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned as a Cadet to the United States Military Academy, Class of 1917. West Point, New York on Friday April 20th, 1917) of Cadet (future Maj.) John J. F. Steiner, CO. 1st Battalion, 2nd U.S. Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre w/Silver Star Purple for actions against the enemy. while serving as the CO of the 1st Battalion, 2nd U.S. Engineer Regiment while in direct support of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF near Médéah Farm, France during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the early morning of Wednesday, October 9th, 1918. Read more
1st Lt. Samuel C. Watkins, Co E., 2nd Engineers Photograph taken of 1st Lt. Samuel C. Watkins, USA, Co E. 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF (Awarded the Silver Star Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre w/ Gilt Star for actions against the enemy during the assault and defense of the French village of Saint-Étienne during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the morning of Friday, October 8th, 1918) as he supervises the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment as they construct buildings and stables for the 2nd Division Supply Trains, 2nd Division, AEF during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1918.
Neuwied, Germany, December 31st, 1918.
Crown Prince Wilhelm Railroad Bridge, Engers, Germany Photograph taken of Pvt. Walter T. Haglund, Co A. 1st Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as he stands guard next to the stone tower on the Urmitz, Germany side of the Rhine River on the Crown Prince Wilhelm Railroad Bridge leading towards the German town of Engers, Germany (in the background) during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Engers, Germany, January, 8th, 1919.
2nd Engineer Regiment building pontoon bridge across Rhine River May 1919. Photograph taken of Engineers from Co's D, & F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they work from both the Rheinbrohl, Germany side of the Rhine River towards the Hönningen, Germany side as the 2nd Engineer Regiment set a record for laying a pontoon bridge across the Rhine River that was completed in fifty-eight minutes and broke all records within the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Hönningen, Germany, on the morning of Sunday, May 25th, 1919.
2nd Engineers at Honningen, Germany 1919 Photograph taken of Engineers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineer Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they march from the Rheinbrohl, Germany side of the Rhine River towards the German town of Honningen, Germany after the 2nd Engineer Regiment set a record for laying a pontoon bridge across the Rhine River that was completed in fifty-eight minutes and broke all records within the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Honningen, Germany, May 25th, 1919.
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Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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