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Lineage and Honors Information as of 8 April 2011

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6th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
(CENTAURS)



 Constituted 25 January 1907 in the Regular Army as the 6th Field Artillery

Organized 1 June 1907 from existing units at Fort Riley, Kansas

Assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division (later redesignated as the 1st Division)

Relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 1st Division

Assigned 22 June 1940 to the 8th Division

Relieved 20 July 1940 from assignment to the 8th Division

Inactivated (less 1st Battalion) 1 August 1940 at Fort Hoyle, Maryland

Reorganized and redesignated 4 January 1941 as the 6th Field Artillery Battalion

Assigned 8 August 1942 to the 37th Infantry Division

Inactivated 13-18 December 1945 at Camp Anza and Camp Stoneman, California

Redesignated 24 July 1946 as the 6th Armored Field Artillery Battalion and relieved from assignment to the 37th Infantry Division

Activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Inactivated 25 June 1958 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Consolidated 1 September 1963 with the 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, the 25th and 45th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalions, and the 53d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (all organized in 1898 as the 6th Regiment of Artillery) to form the 6th Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

6th Artillery (less former 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 25th and 45th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion, and 53d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion) reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 6th Field Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System (former elements concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 6th Air Defense Artillery - hereafter separate lineage)

6th Field Artillery withdrawn 16 March 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 6th Field Artillery Regiment


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
Peninsula
Manassas
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Maryland 1863
Virginia 1863

War with Spain
Santiago

Mexican Expedition
Mexico 1916-1917

World War I
Montdidier-Noyon
Aisne-Marne
St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne
Lorraine 1917
Lorraine 1918
Picardy 1918

World War II
Northern Solomons
Luzon (with arrowhead)

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

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism
         Iraq:
Iraqi Governance
National Resolution

Additional campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAQUBAH, IRAQ

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003-2004

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2007-2008

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered LORRAINE-PICARDY

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE and MEUSE-ARGONNE

French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Chief of Military History


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