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1st Battalion
37th Field Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 September 2000

1st Battalion
37th Field Artillery Lineage

Constituted 5 July 1918 in the National Army as Battery A, 37th Field Artillery, an element of the 13th Division

Organized 17 August 1918 at Camp Lewis, Washington

Demobilized 11 February 1919 at Camp Lewis, Washington

Reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as Battery A, 37th Field Artillery

Redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery A, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 2d Division (later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division), and activated at Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 20 February 1956 as Battery A, 37th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 20 June 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 37th Artillery, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 37th Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 16 December 1957 as Battery A, 37th Artillery (organic elements of 1st Howitzer Battalion, 37th Artillery, concurrently inactivated)

Battery A, 37th Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 37th Artillery (organic elements concurrently activated)

Battalion assigned 20 May 1963 to the 172d Infantry Brigade

Redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 37th Artillery

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery

Relieved 15 April 1986 from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 6th Infantry Division

Inactivated 2 October 1986 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 April 1995 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

1st Battalion
37th Field Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

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 CHIPYONG-NI

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HONGCHON

*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 on Elsenborn Crest

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for NAKTONG RIVER LINE

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1953


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