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4th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 November 1996

4th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery Lineage

Constituted 8 May 1794 in the Regular Army as the 3d Company, 4th Battalion, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers

Organized 7 August 1794 at West Point, New York, as Captain Michael Kalteisen's 3d Company, 4th Battalion, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 27 April 1798 as Captain Michael Kalteisen's Company, 2d Battalion, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 1 April 1802 as Captain Michael Kalteisen's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 3 November 1807 as Captain George Peter's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated in May 1808 as Captain Clarence Mulford's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Clarence Mulford's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery (commanded by 2d Lieutenant Samuel Champlain)

Redesignated in February 1812 as Captain William Wilson's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain William Wilson's Company, Corps of Artillery

Redesignated 17 May 1815 as Captain William Wilson's Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated 21 August 1816 as Company B, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery Southern Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1821 as Company B, 3d Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 26th Company, Coast Artillery, Artillery Corps

Redesignated 2 February 1907 as the 26th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated 16 July 1916 as the 1st Company, Fort Flagler (Washington)

Redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 13th Company, Coast Defenses of Puget Sound

Redesignated 1 June 1922 as the 26th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1924 as Battery B, 3d Coast Artillery

Inactivated 1 March 1930 at Fort MacArthur, California

Activated 1 July 1940 at Fort MacArthur, California

Reorganized and redesignated 18 October 1944 as Battery B, 520th Coast Artillery Battalion

Redesignated 1 December 1944 as Battery B, 3d Coast Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 15 September 1945 as Battery C, Harbor Defenses of Los Angeles

Inactivated 30 June 1946 at Fort MacArthur, California

Consolidated 27 February 1950 with Battery B, 3d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (active) (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Battery B, 3d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, an element of the 3d Infantry Division

Redesignated 15 April 1953 as Battery B, 3d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division

Redesignated 12 August 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 1 September 1958 at Detroit, Michigan

(Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery, consolidated 1 January 1960 with Battery B, 3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion [organized in 1898], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery)

Inactivated 23 December 1960 at Detroit, Michigan

Redesignated 22 January 1962 as the 4th Battalion, 3d Artillery, and assigned to the 1st Armored Division

Activated 3 February 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 5 May 1971 at Fort Hood, Texas

Redesignated (less former Battery B, 3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion) 1 September 1971 as the 4th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division (former Battery B, 3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, concurrently redesignated as the 4th Battalion, 3d Field Artillery - hereafter separate lineage)

4th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery, activated 1 July 1983 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Inactivated 16 March 1989 in Germany

Assigned 16 July 1989 to the 3d Infantry Division and activated in Germany

Relieved 15 February 1996 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division

ANNEX

Constituted 6 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as Battery B, 534th Coast Artillery Battalion

Activated 15 July 1942 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Redesignated 12 December 1943 as Battery B, 534th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Inactivated 19 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Redesignated 9 December 1948 as Battery B, 3d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 15 January 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas

(3d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion assigned 22 November 1949 to the 3d Infantry Division)

4th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: Canada

Indian Wars: *Seminoles; *Oregon 1856; *Washington 1858

Mexican War: *Palo Alto; Resaca de la Palma; *Monterey; Buena Vista; *Vera Cruz; *Cerro Gordo; *Contreras; *Churubusco; *Molino del Rey; *Chapultepec; *Puebla 1847

Civil War: Peninsula; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Petersburg; Shenandoah; Mississippi 1863; Tennessee 1863; Tennessee 1864; Virginia 1863

War with Spain: Manila

World War II: Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead); Anzio (with arrowhead); Rome-Arno; Southern France (with arrowhead); North Apennines; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Po Valley

Korean War: *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

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for UIJONGBU CORRIDOR

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for IRON TRINAGLE

*Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) for KOREA


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