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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 June 2013

2d BATTALION,
18th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT

  • Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 18th Field Artillery
  • Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • (18th Field Artillery assigned 12 November 1917 to the 3d Division)
  • Inactivated 15 February 1922 at Camp Pike, Arkansas
  • Activated 31 December 1922 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • (18th Field Artillery relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 3d Division and assigned to the 9th Division; relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 9th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 1 January 1930 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 3d Division; relieved 23 September 1932 from assignment to the 3d Division and assigned to the 2d Cavalry Division; relieved 1 July 1940 from assignment to the 2d Cavalry Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1943 as Battery B, 685th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Redesignated 9 August 1943 as Battery B, 18th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Inactivated 3 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Reorganized and redesignated I June 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 18th Artillery (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Redesignated 25 June 1964 as the 2d Battalion, 18th Artillery
  • Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 18th Field Artillery
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War I
  • *Champagne-Marne
  • *Aisne-Marne
  • *St. Mihiel
  • *Meuse-Argonne
  • *Champagne 1918
  • World War II
  • *Normandy
  • *Northern France
  • *Rhineland
  • *Ardennes-Alsace
  • *Central Europe
  • 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 BASTOGNE
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, World War I, Streamer embroidered CHAMPAGNE-MARNE and AISNE-MARNE
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered MONS
  • *Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Mons

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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