584th Engineer Company



The 584th Engineer Company (Clearance) "Wooly Bullies" was activated at Fort Hood on 16 October 2007 and was first assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion.

In xx, the 584th Engineers was relieved from the 8th Engineer Battalion and assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion. This reorganization renewed the strong association between the 584th and 20th Engineers, as the Vietnam-era 584th Engineer Company (Light Equipment) was attached to the 20th Engineers for most of the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that the company picked up the nickname "Wooly Bully" from the popular song of that era. Throughout Vietnam the company left its signature, such as Camp Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully Quarry, etc.

In January 2010 the 584th Engineers deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 20th Engineer Battalion. Click the streamer below for more information about the 20th Engineers in Afghanistan.






Change of Responsibility Ceremony
1st Sergeant Evans - May 2010


   



Wooly Bullies' Mission Preparation - March 2010




























SSG Aramburu Reenlistment


584th Engineer Company Receiving Combat Patches




Lineage

Constituted 19 March 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 426th Engineer Company

Redesignated 1 April 1942 as the 426th Engineer Dump Truck Company

Activated 18 April 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 1 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 27 June 1947 as the 584th Engineer Light Equipment Company

Activated 20 July 1947 in Korea

Inactivated 25 January 1949 in Korea

Redesignated 15 November 1954 as the 584th Engineer Company; concurrently allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Inactivated 23 September 1958 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Activated 26 March 1963 at Fort Dix, New Jersey

Inactivated 1 April 1972 in Vietnam

Activated 1 September 1980 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Inactivated 31 July 1988 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Activated 16 October 2007 at Fort Hood, Texas





Decorations

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Naples- Foggia; Rome-Arno; Rhineland; Central Europe

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII; Consolidation I; Consolidation II; Cease-Fire

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970- 1971





Vietnam-Era 584th Engineer Company

The 584th Engineer Company (Light Equipment) was attached to the 20th Engineer Battalion for much of the Vietnam War. Their nickname, "Wooly Bullies," was recognized throughout the theater of operations. [Photos courtesy of Ron Rutledge]












This is a note from Dick Zolnowski:
THIS IS, I BELIEVE THE ORIGIN OF THE WOOLY BULLY ..THAT"S ME, PFC DICK ZOLNOWSKI IN AUGUST OF 65 WHEN THE SIGN WAS ORIGINALLY MADE BY MY COMRADES. WE WERE AT CAM RAHN BAY AT THE TIME. WE LANDED AT CAM RAHN IN JUNE OF 65 AFTER LEAVING SOME TROOPS OFF AT DA NANG,AFTER A 29 DAY "CRUISE" FROM THE STATES WHERE THE SHIP BROKE DOWN ALMOST EVERY DAY (I CAN STILL HEAR THE SHIP"S PA SYSTEM, "OVERTON TO THE ENGINE ROOM".) THE FINAL BREAKDOWN CAME JUST AFTER WE CROSSED THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE AND WE WAITED TILL 2 ICE BREAKERS TOWED US TO SUBIC BAY WHERE WE PARTIED FOR A DAY THEN CHANGED SHIPS TO THE WILLIAM BARRETT TO CONTINUE ONTO NAM.