299th Combat Engineer Battalion

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The men of the 299th Combat Engineer Battalion were "First on Omaha Beach" with overwhelming casualties on D-Day. Eight assault teams of the 299th Combat Engineer Battalion landed on OMAHA beach (Easy Red, Fox Green, Fox Red) with the mission of clearing eight 50-yard gaps in the underwater obstacles. The 299th Combat Engineer Battalion was the only Engineer Battalion to land on both Omaha and Utah beaches D-Day.

For the heroic work done by the Battalion on the beaches of Normandy, the War Department awarded the "Famous" 299th Combat Engineer Battalion" with the Presidential Unit Citation as well as numerous individual commendations.

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