DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

 

                                                                                 Lineage and Honors

 

2d BATTALION, 32d FIELD ARTILLERY

 

Constituted 5 July 1918 in the National Army as Battery B, 32d Field Artillery, an element of the 11th Division

Organized 5 August 1918 at Camp Meade, Maryland

Demobilized 13 December 1918 at Camp Meade, Maryland

 

Reconstituted 22 July 1929 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 32d Field Artillery, an element of the 3d Division

 

(32d Field Artillery relieved 1 January 1930 from assignment to the 3d Division; assigned 23 September 1932 to the 3d Division; relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 3d Division)

 

Redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery B, 32d Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, as an element of the 1st Division (later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division)

 

Inactivated 15 February 1957 at Fort Riley, Kansas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 32d Artillery

 

Redesignated 2 June 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Missile Battalion, 32d Artillery (organic elements concurrently constituted)

 

Battalion activated 26 June 1958 at Fort Hood, Texas

 

Inactivated 1 March 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas

 

Redesignated 10 December 1962 as the 2d Battalion, 32d Artillery

 

Activated 4 January 1963 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

 

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 32d Field Artillery

 

Inactivated 31 July 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington

 

Activated 16 August 1987 in Germany

 

 

 

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

 

World War II

*Algeria.French Morocco (with arrowhead)

                                                                                    *Tunisia

*Sicily (with arrowhead)

*‘Normandy (with arrowhead)

*‘Northern France

*Rhineland

*Ardennes-Alsace

*Central Europe

 

 

                                                                                     Vietnam

                                                                                                                               *Defense

                                                                                    *Counteroffensive

                                                                                    *Counteroffensive, Phase II

                                                                                                                               *Counteroffensjve, Phase III

                                                                                    *Tet Counteroffensive

                                                                                    *Counteroffensive, Phase IV

                                                                                    *Counteroffensive, Phase V

                                                                                    *Counteroffensjve, Phase VI

                                                                                    *Tet  69 / Counteroffensive

                                                                                    *Summer—Fall 1969

                                                                                    *Winter—Spring 1970

                                                                                    *Sanctuary Counteroffensive

                                                                                    *Counteroffensive, Phase VII

                                                                                     *Consolidation I

                                                                                     *Consolidation II

 

                                                                                      DECORATIONS

 

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered EL GUETTAR

 

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CU CHI DISTRICT

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE

 *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965—1966

 *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968—1969

 

 *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE

 

 *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

 

                                    *French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

 

 *Belgian Fourragere 1940

 

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

 

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

 

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered

VIETNAM 1965—1968

 

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered

VIETNAM 1968—1970

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered

VIETNAM 1970—1971

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered

VIETNAM 1971

 

 

2d BATTALION, 32d FIELD ARTILLERY

 

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Lotion Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965—1971

 

Battery A additionally entitled to:

 

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NIHN PROVINCE

 

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK

 

Battery B additionally entitled to:

 

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: