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3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
(Centaurs)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 20 November 2008

3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment Lineage

Constituted 13 February 1901 in the Regular Army as the 22d Battery, Field Artillery, Artillery Corps

Organized 5 October 1901 at Fort Douglas, Utah

Reorganized and redesignated 11 June 1907 as Battery B, 6th Field Artillery

(6th Field Artillery assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Division])

Inactivated 31 March 1930 at Fort Hoyle, Maryland

(6th Field Artillery relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 1st Division; assigned 22 June 1940 to the 8th Division)

Activated 1 July 1940 at Fort Hoyle, Maryland

(6th Field Artillery relieved 20 July 1940 from assignment to the 8th Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 4 January 1941 as Battery B, 6th Field Artillery Battalion

(6th Field Artillery Battalion assigned 8 August 1942 to the 37th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 13 December 1945 at Camp Anza, California

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

Activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery (organic elements constituted 2 June 1958 and activated 25 June 1958)

(Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery, consolidated 1 September 1963 with Battery B, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion [organized in 1898], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery)

Redesignated 1 April 1968 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Artillery

Inactivated 10 April 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated (less former Battery B, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion) 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery (former Battery B, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, concurrently redesignated as the 3d Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery - hereafter separate lineage)

3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, assigned 13 September 1972 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1987 as Battery B, 6th Field Artillery, and remained assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (remainder of battalion concurrently inactivated)

Battery B, 6th Field Artillery, inactivated 15 September 1995 at Fort Riley, Kansas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division

Redesignated 16 December 1995 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, and activated at Fort Drum, New York (organic elements concurrently activated)

Relieved 16 September 2004 from assignment to the 10th Mountain Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment

3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment Honors

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: *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: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

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

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

*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

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

Battery A additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DAK TO-BEN HET


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