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1st Battalion
320th Field Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 September 1996

1st Battalion
320th Field Artillery Lineage

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division

Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia

Demobilized 12 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division (later redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division)

Organized in December 1921 at Columbia, South Carolina

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1942 as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery Battalion

Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 15 August 1942 as Battery A, 320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps)

Withdrawn 15 November 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army

Inactivated 15 December 1948 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

(320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion relieved 14 December 1950 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division)

Redesignated 1 August 1951 as Battery A, 320th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Battery A, 320th Artillery, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division

Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division

Redesignated 15 November 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Artillery, and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 7 December 1962 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery

Relieved 2 October 1986 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division

1st Battalion
320th Field Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: *St. Mihiel; *Meuse-Argonne; *Lorraine 1918

World War II: *Sicily; *Naples-Foggia; *Normandy (with arrowhead); *Rhineland (with arrowhead); *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Armed Forces Expeditions: *Dominican Republic; *Grenada

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

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for STE. MERE EGLISE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for STE. MERE EGLISE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for COTENTIN

*French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

*Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class) for NIJMEGEN 1944

*Netherlands Orange Lanyard

*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 in BELGIUM AND GERMANY


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