4th Brigade Combat Team




4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery
Lineage and Honors

This Lineage is presented as recorded for the Department of
the Army by the
Center of Military History, Washington, DC
as of May 10, 2007

LINEAGE

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Battery D, 320th FA, an element of the 82nd 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 D, 320th FA, an element of the 82d Division (later redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division)
Organized in December 1921 at Columbia, South Carolina
Absorbed 13 February 1942 by Battery A, 320th FA Battalion
(Battery A, 320th Field Artillery, 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320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion; [Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps]; withdrawn 15 November 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army; inactivated 15 December 1948 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; [320th Glider 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)
Former Battery D, 320th FA, reconstituted 22 March 1957 in the Regular Army and redesignated as Battery D, 320th Artillery
Assigned 1 September 1957 to the 82d Airborne Division and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Inactivated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division
Redesignated 1 September 1971 as Battery D, 320th FA
Assigned 2 October 1986 to the 193d Infantry Brigade and activated in the Canal Zone
Inactivated 15 October 1994 in Panama and relieved from assignment to the 193d Infantry Brigade
Redesignated 17 March 2004 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th FA (organic elements concurrently constituted)
Battalion assigned 16 September 2004 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, KY
Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment



CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I

World War II 

Armed Forces
Expeditions

War on Terrorism
St. Mihiel Sicily

Panama

Iraq
Meuse-Argonne Naples-Foggia  

additional campaigns to be determined
Lorraine 1918 Normandy (with arrowhead)   Iraqi National Resolution (2005-2007)
  Rhineland (with arrowhead)   Afghanistan Consolidation II (2008-2009)
  Ardennes-Alsace   Afghanistan Consolidation III (2009-2011)
  Central Europe    


DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for STE. MERE EGLISE
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for STE. MERE EGLISE
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for COTENTIN
French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere
Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class) for 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


NOTE - the following awards have not yet been added to this Lineage:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2008-2009
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for Afghanistan August 2010-August 2011

Documentation for all US Army War on Terrorism Unit Award Orders & Citations:
www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/wotawards.html



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