Veterans Of The First Engineer Battalion

Welcome to the Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion web site Home Page.  This site is dedicated to all who have served honorably in the oldest and most decorated engineer battalion in the US Army. Our roots go back to 1846 and the War with Mexico. Our organization’s purpose is to tell the story of our great battalion and bring together current and former members of the “Always First” battalion. Members of this organization can share its rich history and traditions, regardless of when they served.  We Diehards have a special camaraderie that few military veterans are able to experience.  Membership is open to anyone who served honorably in the First Engineer Battalion during any period from WW II to the present. Click here to become a member or renew your dues!

Please enjoy your tour of this website by clicking on any of the links at the top or bottom of this page. If you have suggestions about its content or want to submit photos, please contact us or find us on Facebook at: Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion. Leave a note at our Guestbook after you’ve browsed the rest of the web site. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of our webmaster and board members are a “click” away at the Organization page.

“Always First!”
Motto of the First Engineer Battalion

“No Mission Too Difficult! No Sacrifice Too Great! Duty First!”
Motto of the First Infantry Division


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Coming Events

Society of the 1st Infantry Division
102nd Annual Reunion, Aug 9-13, 2023

New Orleans, LA 70130
(Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans French Quarter, 739 Canal St)

Make reservations at:
or by phone: 1-877-408-9661 (When calling use block code: SFQ)

Questions about the reunion can be answered by calling Phyllis Fitzgerald, the Society's exec director, at 785-579-6761

The Society's website also has registration information:

2023 Reunion - Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion
July 30-Aug 2, 2023

Manhattan, KS 66502 (Four Points Sheraton Hotel; Room rate: $99 a night plus tax. Call 785-539-5311 for reservations)

Registration: $20 (Bus trip to Ft Riley on Monday: $40; Buffet dinner on Monday night: $25; Tuesday night dinner: $40)
(Registrations received by Jan 31, 2023, will be eligible for a drawing)

Send registration to Dale Greenfield, Treasurer, 20539 401st Ave, Huron, SD 57350 by July 1, 2023

Questions about registration and schedule can be directed to Dale at or 605-350-2319

Watch the next newsletter for more reunion details