2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery (Inactive)
4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis Washington
1970-1986

2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery
(8-inch M110 A2 Self Propelled Howitzer)
Augsburg, Germany
1986 - 1991

The battalion departed Vietnam on 7 December, 1970. It was reassigned to the 4th Infantry Division and inactivated on 15 December, 1970, at Fort Lewis.

While inactive, the Battalion was redesignated on 1 September 1971 as the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery.

Relieved 17 June 1986 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and activated in Germany from the assets of the 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery in Augsburg and assigned to the 17th Field Artillery Brigade of the VII Corps Artillery.

Inactivated 1 March 1988 in Germany for a short period and re-activated 16 May 1988 in Germany

LTC Richard Durden was the last commander, from 1989 until he brought the colors home to to the United States in 1991. The weapons system in use from 1986 to inactivation in 1991 was 8-inch (M110A2, 203mm, Self Propelled). They had a General Support, Reinforcing (GSR) mission under the German Defense Pact (GDP) in effect at the time. In addition to providing general support fires for VII Corps, they reinforced the 1st Armored Division Artillery. They had an on-order, out-of-sector mission to support the 3rd German Corps. They were in the planning stages of converting to Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and moving to Neu Ulm in late 1990 when the unit received inactivation orders.

During Operation Desert Storm, more than 250 soldiers (officers and enlisted) from 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment served with just about all the artillery battalions and brigades in General Tommie Franks' VII Corps, including 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st and 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, 1st and 3d Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiments, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment's howitzer batteries, and the 42d Field Artillery Brigade.

Inactivated 1 March 1991 in Germany after receiving notice they were to have been reflagged as an MLRS Battalion in New Ulm Germany.


LAST FIRST MI UNIT DATES SECTION RANK ST Located? E-Mail
Covey William   HHS 2/77 85-87   CSM   Yes wcovey(at)swbell.net  CSM, USA (Ret)
Hatfield Michael E C 2/77 87-90   SGT   Yes hatrock22(at)yahoo.com Feb 2, 2012
Lebron Luis   C 2/77 89-91 Guns SPC   Yes luislebron4430(at)yahoo.com 07-10-2012


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