878th Soldiers meet for their 9th Reunion


On the evening of Thursday, November 3, 2022, 31 members along with their family, drove from all over Georgia to McKinney’s Pond Restaurant for the 9th annual reunion supper. The oldest member attending was Brigadier General Jack Cooper who commanded the 878th Combat Engineer Battalion from 1977 - 1980.  There were representatives from the Battalion Staff, HSC (Augusta), Company A (Augusta), Company B (Sandersville/Louisville), Company C (Lyons) and Company D (Swainsboro).  Members and attendees enjoyed a great meal of shrimp, catfish, steak, and chicken fingers. They also enjoyed hearing and sharing old stories of their experiences since the 878th was formed on January 1, 1968.  The Battalion, since forming, has deployed to Grenada, Panama Canal, Somalia, Egypt (twice), Jordan, Oman, Iraq (twice) and Afghanistan.