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147th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
(FIRST SOUTH DAKOTA)

  • Organized 1884-1885 in the Dakota Militia as the 2d Regiment
  • (Territory of Dakota divided 22 February 1889 into North Dakota and South Dakota by Act of Congress)
  • (Organized Militia of South Dakota redesignated 6 March 1893 as the South Dakota National Guard)
  • Redesignated 9 September 1893 as the 1st Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 12-19 May 1898 at Sioux Falls as the 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 5 October 1899 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California
  • Reorganized 11 April 1901 in the South Dakota State Guard as the 1st Regiment; 2d Regiment organized August 1901-August 1902
  • 1st and 2d Regiments reorganized and redesignated 17 March 1903 in the South Dakota National Guard as the 2d and 3d Regiments, respectively
  • 2d and 3d Regiments consolidated 16 May 1905 to form the 4th Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 30 June 1916; mustered out of Federal service 3 March 1917 at Fort Crook, Nebraska
  • Mustered into Federal service 15 July 1917 at Aberdeen; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Converted and redesignated 3 October 1917 as the 147th Field Artillery and assigned to the 41st Division
  • Demobilized 23 May 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa
  • Reorganized in part in the South Dakota National Guard as the 147th Field Artillery with Headquarters Federally recognized 11 May 1922 at Pierre (remainder of regiment reorganized as the 2d Battalion, 136th Engineer Battalion – hereafter separate lineage)
  • (Location of Headquarters changed 1 January 1928 to Vermillion, on 8 February 1938 to Rapid City, and on 14 February 1939 to Sioux Falls)
  • Inducted into Federal service 25 November 1940 at home stations
  • Regiment broken up 31 December 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, I Corps Artillery, inactivated 31 May 1946 in Japan
  • 1st Battalion as the 260th Field Artillery Battalion; inactivated 10 June 1945 on New Guinea
  • 2d Battalion as the 147th Field Artillery Battalion; inactivated 17 January 1946 in Japan
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, I Corps Artillery, and the 260th and 147th Field Artillery Battalions consolidated, reorganized, and Federally recognized 16 February 1947 as the 147th Field Artillery Battalion with Headquarters at Sioux Falls
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at home stations
  • (147th Field Artillery Battalion [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 1 September 1952 with Headquarters at Sioux Falls)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 October 1953 as the 147th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • Released 10 October 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control as the 147th Field Artillery Battalion; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 147th Field Artillery Battalion (NGUS)
  • Consolidated 21 October 1959 with the 260th (see ANNEX 1), 642d (see ANNEX 2), and 643d (see ANNEX 3) Field Artillery Battalions to form the 147th Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Howitzer Battalions
  • (1st Howitzer Battalion ordered into active Federal service 1 October 1961 at home stations; released 11 August 1962 from active Federal service and reverted to state control)
  • Reorganized 15 April 1963 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Howitzer Battalions
  • Reorganized 4 January 1968 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions
  • Redesignated 1 May 1972 as the 147th Field Artillery
  • Withdrawn 1 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • (1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service at home stations; released from active Federal service 27 May 2003 and reverted to state control)
  • (2d Battalion ordered into active Federal service 18 December 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 5 June 2005 and reverted to state control)
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 147th Field Artillery Regiment
  • Reorganized 1 September 2008 to consist of the 1st Battalion
  • Ordered into active Federal service 15 April 2009 at home stations; released from active Federal service 19 May 2010 and reverted to state control
  • ANNEX 1
  • Organized about 1884 in the Dakota Militia at Mitchell, Dakota Territory, as Company I, 2d Regiment
  • (Territory of Dakota divided 22 February 1889 into North Dakota and South Dakota by Act of Congress)
  • (Organized Militia of South Dakota redesignated 6 March 1893 as the South Dakota National Guard)
  • Redesignated 9 September 1893 as Company I, 1st Regiment
  • Mustered out of state service by May 1898 at Mitchell
  • Reorganized 7 May 1901 in the South Dakota State Guard at Mitchell as Company D, 1st Regiment
  • Reorganized and redesignated 17 March 1903 in the South Dakota National Guard as Company D, 2d Regiment
  • Redesignated 16 May 1905 as Company D, 4th Infantry
  • Redesignated 17 December 1909 as Company F, 4th Infantry
  • Mustered out of state service 19 July 1910 at Mitchell
  • Reorganized about 1914 in the South Dakota National Guard at Mitchell as Company F, 4th Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 30 June 1916; mustered out of Federal service 3 March 1917 at Fort Crook, Nebraska
  • Mustered into Federal service 15 July 1917 at Mitchell; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Converted and redesignated 5 October 1917 as Company F, 116th Supply Train, an element of the 41st Division
  • Demobilized 19 February 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 3 August 1921 in the South Dakota National Guard at Mitchell as Battery B, 147th Field Artillery
  • Inducted into Federal service 25 November 1940 at Mitchell
  • Reorganized and redesignated 31 December 1943 as Battery B, 260th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Inactivated 10 June 1945 on New Guinea
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 18 December 1946 at Mitchell as Company B, 196th Infantry
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at Mitchell
  • (Company B, 196th Infantry [NGUS], organized and Federally recognized 1 September 1952 at Mitchell)
  • Released 10 October 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from Company B, 196th Infantry (NGUS)
  • Converted and redesignated 15 September 1956 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 260th Field Artillery Battalion (organic elements concurrently organized from new and existing units)
  • ANNEX 2
  • Constituted 24 June 1946 in the South Dakota National Guard as Company G, 196th Infantry
  • Organized and Federally recognized 28 March 1947 at Redfield
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at Redfield
  • (Company G, 196th Infantry [NGUS], organized and Federally recognized 1 September 1952 at Redfield)
  • Released 10 October 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from Company G, 196th Infantry (NGUS)
  • Converted and redesignated 15 September 1956 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 642d Field Artillery Battalion (organic elements concurrently organized from existing units)
  • ANNEX 3
  • Constituted 24 June 1946 in the South Dakota National Guard as the Antitank Company, 196th Infantry
  • Organized and Federally recognized 31 January 1947 at Webster
  • Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1949 as the Tank Company, 196th Infantry
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at Webster
  • (Tank Company, 196th Infantry [NGUS], organized and Federally recognized 1 September 1952 at Webster)
  • Released 10 October 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the Tank Company, 196th Infantry (NGUS)
  • Converted and redesignated 15 September 1956 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 643d Field Artillery Battalion (organic elements concurrently organized from new and existing units)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Manila
  • Malolos
  • World War I
  • Alsace
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Oise-Aisne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1918
  • Champagne 1918
  • World War II
  • East Indies
  • New Guinea (with arrowhead)
  • Bismarck Archipelago
  • Luzon (with arrowhead)
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

Headquarters Battery (Sioux Falls), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • Tunisia
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Anzio
  • Rome-Arno
  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley

Battery B (Salem), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge

Battery C (Yankton), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE, OISE-AISNE
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • Headquarters Battery (Sioux Falls), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered BELVEDERE
  • Battery C (Yankton), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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