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Airborne Regimental Combat Team's Regimental Engineer Company

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Ref:

http://www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brigadier-General-Leo-E.-Soucek-RET/Potomac-MD/1196388

 

"He commanded the first non-infantry unit to be awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team's Regimental Engineer Company--they were reorganized as infantry at the front during an intensive, sustained combat phase of the Korean War. The 187th ABN RCT also placed an aluminum footbridge across the Ura-Kawa River adjacent to the Demilitarized Zone, following a history-making "heavy drop" on April 16, 1954. To that date, this was the longest bridge dropped in the Far East by U.S. forces."

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