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Field Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 July 2018

3d Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Battery C, 320th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division
  • 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 C, 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 C, 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 C, 320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
  • Disbanded 5 September 1942
  • Reconstituted 1 August 1951 in the Regular Army as Battery C, 320th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Battery C, 320th Artillery, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division
  • Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany
  • Relieved 1 July 1960 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division; concurrently, assigned to the 82d Airborne Division and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 15 July 1968 as Headquarters and Head­quarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 320th Artillery, assigned to the 82d Air­borne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Battalion inactivated 15 December 1969 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 320th Field Artillery
  • Assigned 2 October 1986 to the 101st Airborne Division and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment

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
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE (earned by the 320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award (Army), Streamer embroidered MAHMUDIYAH, IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012-2013
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2016-2017

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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