Organized 31 December 1861 in the Regular Army at Washington, D.C., from new and existing companies of engineers as a provisional engineer battalion (constituted 28 July 1866 as the Battalion of Engineers) Expanded 14 March-7 June 1901 to form the 1st and 2d Battalions of Engineers (2d Battalion of Engineers--hereafter separate lineage) 1st Battalion of Engineers expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 1 July 1916 as the 1st Engineer Regiment 1st Regiment of Engineers expanded 15 May 1917 to form the 1st, 6th, and 7th Regiments of Engineers (1st and 7th Regiments of Engineers--hereafter separate lineages) 6th Regiment of Engineers redesignated 29 August 1917 as the 6th Engineers Assigned 1 October 1917 to the 3d Division Regiment broken up 12 October 1939 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: 1st Battalion as the 6th Engineer Battalion, an element of the 6th Division (later redesignated as the 6th Infantry Division) (Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company disbanded; 2d Battalion as the 10th Engineer Battalion--hereafter separate lineage) 6th Engineer Battalion reorganized and redesignated 9 April 1942 as the 6th Engineer Motorized Battalion Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1943 as the 6th Engineer Combat Battalion Inactivated 10 January 1949 in Korea Activated 4 October 1950 at Fort Ord, California Inactivated 3 April 1956 at Fort Ord, California Redesignated 15 May 1958 as the 6th Engineer Battalion and relieved from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division; concurrently activated at West Point, New York Inactivated 1 May 1966 at West Point, New York Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, redesignated 15 June 1967 as the 6th Engineer Company, assigned to the 11th Infantry Brigade, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Inactivated 15 January 1968 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 11th Infantry Brigade Redesignated 17 August 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, assigned to the 6th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Wainwright, Alaska (organic elements concurrently activated) Inactivated 15 June 1994 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 16 October 2008 at Fort Richardson, Alaska (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated).
Note: The place of burial is now included on these casualty lists if available. If a photo of the burial marker has already been submitted via our Project of Honor, the person's name and information will be highlighted in yellow and their name in bold red. Click on their name to open the photo of their burial marker.
Accounted-For: This report includes the U.S. personnel who have been accounted for (including POW returnees and POW escapees) and all personnel whose remains have been recovered and identified since the end of the war.
Unaccounted-For: This report includes the U.S. personnel who are still unaccounted for.
Bruce Flaherty started a project in 2006 to provide the families of KIA's of the 4th/3rd special American Flags and certificates for the flags. Click HERE to find out about this Project of the 4th/3rd.
Our project, to honor the men of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and should never be forgotten. As the men of the 11th LIB, or anyone, visit the cemeteries where our heroes are laid to rest, they are taking photos of their grave marker. These photos are then submitted and we link them to our 11th LIB Casualty lists. Read more...
Bruce Flaherty now has flags flown over the capitol and certificates for each of the families of all 289 KIA’s that served the 4th/3rd Infantry in Vietnam. His plan is to locate the families and provide them the flag and certificate, his reason is simple-to let the families know that their loved one is not forgotten.
While the 11th Light Infantry Brigade does not presently have a formal association, we do have a very active Facebook page. This page is a private Facebook Group page and you must request to join. When you request to join, you are sent a message with questions regarding unit or unit that supported the brigade, and when served or relative's information that served. If you do not respond within 14 days Facebook will delete your request. You will find the page listed as 11th Light Infantry Brigade Veterans Association.
The 11th LIB served under the Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division). Americal has a very active association, the Americal Division Veterans Association. Eligible veterans are cordially invited and welcomed to join the Americal Division Veterans Association. The association was formed in 1945 and currently has over 3,000 members. Associate memberships are also available. Membership cost is minimal. We encourage you to check out the ADVA.