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32nd Field Artillery Regiment Unit Crest, old German Made

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Unit Crest 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, old German Made

Proud Americans

Hersteller: Kalka Augsburg

old german Made

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Weight100g
Materialdecal Sticker, Label Pin, Metal,

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The 32nd Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army, first Constituted in 1918.

1st Battalion[edit] The 1st Battalion 32nd Field Artillery Regiment "Proud Americans" was a Lance Missile battalion garrisoned at Fliegerhorst Kaserne in the Erlensee area of Hanau, West Germany from 1960 when it was activated as an Honest John unit. 1st Battalion later became a Lance battalion about 1976 through 1992 when it became part of 3rd Armored Division, VII Corps and returned to Fort Sill to become a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) unit which it remains today. 1/32 FA consisted of 5 Batteries: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Headquarters, and Service Batteries, and was deactivated in 1992 as a Lance Missile unit and reactivated as a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) unit. The unit patch worn was the 41st FA Brigade which was under V Corps Artillery until August 1991 when it joined 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) and adopted its patch before returning to Fort Sill in 1992 to become a MLRS battalion.

The 2nd Battalion 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, the "Proud Americans", has existed, off and on, since 1918. It has participated in World War II, Vietnam, and the current War on Terrorism. Pre-World War II[edit] Organized at Camp Meade, Maryland, in 1918, the 32nd Field Artillery Regiment was in training at the end of World War I. Inactivated without deploying, the battalion remained inactive until October 1940, when 2nd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery redesignated as the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. World War II[edit] On November 8, 1942, the Proud Americans claimed the first artillery round fired by US artillery against enemies in Europe and North Africa. Later, the battalion would see action at Kasserine and El Guettar. In 1944, the 32nd Field Artillery was the first complete artillery unit in action on Omaha Beach and is credited with the first Allied field artillery round fired during the invasion. Advancing across Europe, the battalion continued its trend of firsts by being credited with the first rounds fired onto German soil.[citation needed] 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 Mons Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Eupen-Malmedy Following occupation duty and a return to the United States in 1955, the battalion was again de-activated, this time furling its colors at Fort Riley, Kansas. Vietnam[edit] In 1963, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Artillery, now a 175 mm self-propelled howitzer unit, activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Two years later, another deployment, this time to Vietnam, led to six more years of overseas duty, over 400,000 rounds fired, a third Presidential Unit Citation, two Valorous Unit Awards, and two Meritorious Unit Awards. 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 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 Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965–1971 Battery A additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE 1970 Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK Battery B additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK Inactive years, Desert Storm and drawdown[edit] Inactivated at Fort Lewis in 1972, the battalion spent 15 years on the inactive roll until its activation on 16 August 1987 as a member of the 42d FA Brigade. The battalion was equipped with Lance missiles[1] until 1989, when the battalion was inactivated once again. In 1990 the battalion was activated in Giessen, Germany as the first active ATACMS capable MLRS unit. When USAREUR was tasked with providing units for deployment for Desert Shield it was felt that just coming off of collective unit training the battalion was not ready for combat. Instead, members of the battalion were attached to other MLRS units [2] to bring them up to 100% strength. After Desert Storm, the unit was removed from the active ranks once again on 15 December 1993. Modern[edit] Activated 16 January 2006 at Fort Riley, Kansas. From February 2007 until April 2008, the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Task Force Patriot, as part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division served in northwest Baghdad where it conducted dismounted infantry operations to secure the populace and defeat extremist, insurgent, and criminal threats to security. Currently assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, KS.[3] From May 2012 until February 2013, the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Task Force Dragon, as part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division served in RC East Afghanistan, Paktika province, where the unit conducted counter-fire operations to guarantee security for the populace along the Pakistan border and cease Taliban, Haqqani, insurgent, networks and activity. The unit also participated and started the first training of Afghan National Army artillery units in Paktika. These efforts allowed the ANA to fire their first autonomous combat missions in support of their own troops engaged with insurgent activities. The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, were able to conduct join fire missions with the ANA D-30 units. The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, also continued their tradition of "firsts" with the first rounds fired for the 1st Infantry Division in Afghanistan.

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