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Lineages and Honors Information
Field Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 April 2017

2d Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
(Automatic Eight)

    • 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
    • Relieved 27 July 2005 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
    • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
    • Inactivated 1 June 2006 at Fort Lewis, Washington
    • Activated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • Iraqi Surge

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TAEGU
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SANGNYONG-NI
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered WONJU-HWACHON
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE 2005
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered PANMUNJOM
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • 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, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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