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2d Battalion
12th Field Artillery Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 5 July 2006

2d Battalion
12th Field Artillery Regiment Lineage

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 12th Field Artillery

Organized 7 June 1917 at Fort Myer, Virginia, as an element of the 2d Division (later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery B, 12th Field Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 15 October 1948 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Consolidated 10 November 1951 with Battery B, 503d Field Artillery Battalion (active) (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Battery B, 12th Field Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 20 June 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 12th Artillery

Redesignated 1 May 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 12th Artillery, assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Battalion inactivated 1 April 1963 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division

Redesignated 13 September 1969 as the 2d Battalion, 12th Artillery, and activated in Vietnam

Inactivated 29 August 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 12th Field Artillery

Activated 1 April 1976 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Inactivated 15 September 1984 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Activated 16 July 1987 in Germany

Inactivated 15 April 1992 in Germany

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment

Assigned 1 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

 

ANNEX

Organized 25 October 1917 in the National Army at Camp George G. Meade, Maryland, as Battery B, 2d Provisional Regiment (Field Artillery)

Redesignated 27 October 1917 as Battery B, 351st Field Artillery, an element of the 92d Division

Demobilized 6 March 1919 at Camp George G. Meade, Maryland

Reconstituted 5 June 1930 in the Organized Reserves as Battery B, 351st Field Artillery

Withdrawn 16 December 1940 from the Organized Reserves and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 10 February 1941 at Camp Livingston, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1943 as Battery B, 351st Field Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 10 April 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 5 February 1947 as Battery B, 503d Field Artillery Battalion

(503d Field Artillery Battalion assigned 18 December 1947 to the 2d Infantry Division)

Activated 27 December 1947 at Fort Lewis, Washington

2d Battalion
12th Field Artillery Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: *Aisne; *Aisne-Marne; *St. Mihiel; *Meuse-Argonne; *Lorraine 1918; *Ile de France 1918

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

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

Vietnam: *Summer-Fall 1969; *Winter-Spring 1970; *Sanctuary Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase VII; *Consolidation I

 

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HONGCHON

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHIPYONG-NI

*Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for AISNE-MARNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for MEUSE-ARGONNE

French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest


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