27th Field Artillery Regiment

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27th Field Artillery Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto(s) Conjuncti Stamus (United We Stand)
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 27 FA Rgt DUI.jpg
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The 27th Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army, first Constituted in 1918 in the National Army (USA).[1]

History[edit]

The 27th Artillery was constituted on 2 August 1918, and assigned to the 9th Division at Camp McClellan, Alabama

Lineage[edit]

Constituted 5 July 1918 in the National Army as Battery C, 27th Field Artillery, an element of the 9th Division

Organized 2 August 1918 at Camp McClellan, Alabama

Demobilized 8 February 1919 at Camp McClellan, Alabama

Reconstituted 24 March 1923 in the Regular Army as Battery C, 27th Field Artillery, an element of the 9th Division (27th Field Artillery relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 9th Division)

Redesignated 15 July 1940 as Battery C, 27th Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as an element of the 1st Armored Division

Redesignated 1 January 1942 as Battery C, 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop C, 27th Constabulary Squadron, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division

Inactivated 20 December 1948 in Germany; concurrently, converted and redesignated as Battery C, 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division

Activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 15 February 1958 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 27th Artillery

Redesignated 17 March 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 27th Artillery; concurrently, withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 79th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 6 April 1959 with headquarters at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Inactivated 28 February 1963 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and relieved from assignment to the 79th Infantry Division

Redesignated 10 May 1967 as the 3d Battalion, 27th Artillery; concurrently, withdrawn from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade, and activated at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 12 May 1967 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 198th Infantry Brigade

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 27th Field Artillery

Activated 1 March 1988 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment[1]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

World War II

Southwest Asia

War on Terrorism

Decorations[edit]

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TUNISIA
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ (3d Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, cited; DA GO 14, 1993)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2011
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL ITALY[2]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned Gules, a bend fracted Or, and attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “CONJUNCTI STAMUS” in black letters.
Symbolism
The shield is red for artillery. The bend fracted represents the break in the history of the organization between its origin as a World War I unit and its reconstitution in 1923.
Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Regular Army Inactive on 28 May 1935. It was redesignated for the 27th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 11 September 1940. It was amended to correct the unit designation to the 27th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 November 1940. It was redesignated for the 27th Constabulary Squadron on 4 December 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 19 September 1952. It was redesignated for the 27th Artillery Regiment on 5 December 1957. It was redesignated for the 27th Field Artillery Regiment on 8 December 1971. The insignia was amended to reflect the current history on 18 July 1984.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

Shield
Gules, a bend fracted Or.
Crest
On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, issuing fesswise to the dexter and sinister from an escallop of the first, two demi-battering rams Vert banded and headed Argent ringed and armed of the first ensigned with a star-shot of seven spikes of the fourth flammant of the like bearing a roundel barry of six of the first and second.
Motto
CONJUNCTI STAMUS (United We Stand)

Symbolism[edit]

Shield
The shield is red for artillery. The bend fracted represents the break in the history of the organization between its origin as a World War I unit and its reconstitution in 1923.
Crest
The star-shot is a medieval missile provided with spikes for inflicting extra damage. It simulates the blazing star on the shield of the province of Salerno in central Italy. The gold and red bars on the roundel are from the arms of the city of Salerno. The star-shot and roundel represent the unit’s outstanding role in the invasion of Salerno. The spikes are seven in number in reference to the seven World War II campaigns in which the organization participated. The escallop shell refers to the Mediterranean Sea from which the unit launched an assault landing in North Africa, which is represented by the two battering rams.
Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Regular Army Inactive on 31 May 1935. It was redesignated for the 27th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 11 September 1940. It was amended to correct the unit designation to the 27th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 November 1940. It was redesignated for the 27th Constabulary Squadron on 3 December 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 19 September 1952. It was redesignated for the 27th Artillery Regiment on 5 December 1957. It was amended to add a crest on 9 November 1964. It was redesignated for the 27th Field Artillery Regiment on 8 December 1971. The coat of arms was amended to reflect the current history on 18 July 1984.[1]

Current configuration[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "27th Field Artillery Regiment".

  1. ^ a b c (CMH), U.S. Army Center of Military History. "Field Artillery | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH)". www.history.army.mil. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  2. ^ "27th Field Artillery Heraldry and Lineage". www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Coat of Arms". www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 

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