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2d Battalion
8th Field Artillery
(Automatic Eighth)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 May 2002

2d Battalion
8th Field Artillery Lineage

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 8th Field Artillery

Organized 7 July 1916 at Fort Bliss, Texas

(8th Field Artillery assigned 6 December 1917 to the 7th Division; relieved 1 March 1921 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the Hawaiian Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1941 as Battery B, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 25th Infantry Division

Inactivated 1 February 1957 in Hawaii and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 8th Artillery, assigned to the 7th Infantry Division, and activated in Korea (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 8th Artillery

Inactivated 2 April 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 8th Field Artillery

Activated 21 April 1975 at Fort Ord, California

Relieved 16 August 1995 from assignment to the 7th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

2d Battalion
8th Field Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: *Streamer without inscription

World War II: *Central Pacific; *Guadalcanal; *Luzon

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

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TAEGU

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SANGNYONG-NI

*Presidential Unit Citation (Navy) for WONJU-HWACHON

*Navy Unit Commendation for PANMUNJOM

*Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for MASAN-CHINJU

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for MUNSAN-NI

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA, 1957-1971

Battery A additionally entitled to:

    Army Superior Unit Award for 1996-1997


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