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Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 May 2016

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
(First Virginia Artillery)

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division
  • Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia
  • Demobilized 12 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery, an element of the 82d Division (later redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division)
  • Organized in December 1921 at Columbia, South Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1942 as Battery A, 320th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 August 1942 as Battery A, 320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps)
  • Withdrawn 15 November 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Inactivated 15 December 1948 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • (320th Field Artillery Battalion relieved 14 December 1950 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division)
  • Redesignated 1 August 1951 as Battery A, 320th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Battery A, 320th Artillery, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division
  • Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 15 November 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Artillery, and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 7 December 1962 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery
  • Relieved 2 October 1986 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Relieved 16 September 2004 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 at 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Sicily
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), AFGHANISTAN 2014
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN
  • French Croix de Guerre World War II, Fourragere
  • Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN 1944
  • Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • 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 in Belgium and Germany

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR
Chief of Military History


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