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2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 2 October 2008

2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Lineage

Constituted 2 August 1901 in the Regular Army as the 101st Company, Coast Artillery, Artillery Corps

Organized in August 1901 at Fort Totten, New York

Redesignated 2 February 1907 as the 101st Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 30 June 1916 as the 2d Company, Fort Totten [New York]

Reorganized and redesignated 22 July 1917 as Battery G, 7th Provisional Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 5 February 1918 as Battery G, 52d Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)

Reorganized and redesignated 26 March 1918 as the 3d Battery, Howitzer Regiment, 30th Brigade, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 7 August 1918 as Battery A, 44th Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)

Inactivated 31 August 1921 at Camp Jackson, South Carolina

(Additionally designated 1 June 1922 as the 101st Company, Coast Artillery Corps; additional designation abolished 1 July 1924)

Redesignated 1 July 1924 as Battery A, 44th Coast Artillery

Redesignated 13 January 1941 as Battery A, 54th Coast Artillery

Activated 10 February 1941 at Camp Wallace, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 5 June 1944 as Battery A, 606th Coast Artillery Battalion

Disbanded 3 August 1944 at Camp Livingston, Louisiana

Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with Battery A, 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (active) (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Battery A, 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 3d Armored Division

Inactivated 1 October 1957 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Armored Division

Redesignated 21 March 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Automatic Weapons Battalion, 44th Artillery, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Battalion inactivated 26 July 1960 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated 30 March 1962 as the 2d Battalion, 44th Artillery

Activated 22 June 1962 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Inactivated 1 September 1971 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; concurrently redesignated as the 2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery

Activated 13 September 1972 in Korea

Inactivated 30 September 1977 in Korea

Assigned 16 March 1988 to the 101st Airborne Division and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Relieved 16 October 2004 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

ANNEX

Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as Battery A, 54th Field Artillery

Redesignated 13 January 1941 as Battery A, 54th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 3d Armored Division

Activated 15 April 1941 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1942 as Battery A, 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 10 November 1945 in Germany

Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: *Champagne-Marne; *St. Mihiel; *Lorraine 1918; Alsace 1918; *Champagne 1918

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe; Aleutian Islands (with arrowhead); Northern Solomons; Eastern Mandates; Leyte; Ryukyus

Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. LO

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

    *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM

    *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

    Battery C additionally entitled to:

      Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2005


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