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3d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Battery C, 319th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division
  • Organized 2 September 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia
  • Demobilized 18 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Battery C, 319th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division (later redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division)
  • Organized in January 1922 at Decatur, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1942 as Battery C, 319th 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 C, 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
  • Disbanded 4 September 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reconstituted 15 December 1947 in the Regular Army as Battery C, 319th Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1948 as Battery C, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1957 as Battery C, 319th Artillery, an element of the 82d Airborne Division
  • Relieved 24 June 1960 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 1 July 1961 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 319th Artillery, and assigned to the 173d Airborne Brigade (organic elements constituted 26 March 1963 and activated 25 June 1963)
  • Battalion redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery
  • Relieved 14 January 1972 from assignment to the 173d Airborne Brigade and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Relieved 2 October 1986 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 3d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
  • Relieved 16 June 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

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
  • Vietnam
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Panama (with arrowhead)
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIUNZI PASS
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1983
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Battery B additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966
  • Battery C additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TUY HOA

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR
Chief of Military History


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