23rd Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
|23rd Field Artillery Battalion|
|U.S. Field Artillery Regiments|
|22nd Field Artillery||24th Field Artillery|
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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.
- Field Artillery Branch (United States)
- U.S. Army Regimental System
- Coats of arms of U.S. Artillery Regiments
- Coats of arms of U.S. Air Defense Artillery Regiments
- Morton, Louis "The Fall of the Philippines" pp.24-27.
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