23rd Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
|23rd Field Artillery Battalion|
U.S. Field Artillery Regiments
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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).
- 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.
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
unit broken up
Coat of arms
- The 7th Field Artillery Observation Battalion's coat of arms was reassigned to the 23rd in 1955.
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.
- Morton, Louis "The Fall of the Philippines" pp.24-27.
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