23rd Field Artillery Regiment (United States)

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23rd Field Artillery Battalion
Country United States
TypeField artillery
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The 23rd Field Artillery Battalion was a field artillery battalion of the regular Army, constituted as a US-manned unit in 1921, but redesignated as a Philippine Scouts unit in 1930.



Constituted 16 August 1921 in the Regular Army as the 1st Battalion, 23d Field Artillery.

Redesignated on 1 January 1930 as 1st Battalion 23d Field Artillery (Philippine Scouts).

Battery A activated 1 March 1936 in the Philippine Islands; remainder of battalion 14 March 1941. By July 1941 the regiment still fielded only a single battalion of artillery with 10 officers and 391 enlisted men and was armed with the obsolete 2.95-inch mountain guns (pack).[1]

  • Surrendered 6 May 1942 to the Japanese forces in the Philippines Islands.

Reorganized and redesignated 23d Field Artillery Battalion (Philippine Scouts) and assigned to the 12th Infantry Division 6 April 1946

Inactivated 30 April 1947 in the Philippine Islands. (2d Battalion, 23d Field Artillery consolidated with the 23d Field Artillery Battalion in 1949.

Disbanded 25 March 1952.

Campaign streamers[edit]

World War II

  • Philippine Islands


  • Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered BATAAN
  • Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered LUZON 1941-1942
  • Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered DEFENSE OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 7 DECEMBER 1941 TO 10 MAY 1942

Current units[edit]

unit broken up

Coat of arms[edit]


  • The 7th Field Artillery Observation Battalion's coat of arms was reassigned to the 23rd in 1955.

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See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry website http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=220.

  1. ^ Morton, Louis "The Fall of the Philippines" pp.24-27.

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