3rd Battalion
77th Field Artillery Regiment
Lineage and History

Lineage: Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Troops I and K, 19th Cavalry. Organized 11 June 1917 at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. Consolidated, converted, and redesignated 1 November 1917 as Battery E, 77th Field Artillery. (77th Field Artillery assigned 19 November 1917 to the 4th Division.) Inactivated 21 September 1921 at Camp Lewis, Washington. (77th Field Artillery relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 1 January 1930 from assignment to the 7th Division.) Activated 1 May 1939 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (77th Field Artillery relieved l6 October 1939 from assignment to the 4th Division.) Redesignated 1 April 1940 as Battery C, 77th Field Artillery. 

Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1944 as Battery C, 634th Field Artillery Battalion. Redesignated 15 May 1945 as Battery C, 77th Field Artillery Battalion. Inactivated 4 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Disbanded 1 August 1946. 

Reconstituted 27 June 1958 in the Regular Army and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 77th Artillery. Redesignated 31 March 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 77th Artillery; concurrently, withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 63d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battalion activated 1 May 1959 with Headquarters at Van Nuys, California. Redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 3d Battalion, 77th Artillery. Inactivated 31 December 1965 at Van Nuys, California, and relieved from assignment to the 63d Infantry Division. Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 77th Field Artillery.

World War I     *Naples-Foggia
    *Aisne-Marne     *Anzio
    *St Mihiel     *Rome-Arno
    *Meuse-Argonne     *Southern France (with arrowhead)
    *Champaigne 1918       North Apinnies
    *Lorraine 1918     *Rhineland
World War II     *Central Europe
    *Sicily (with arrowhead)       Po Valley


Unit History and Events

28 November 2011

MG Theodore Paulson Interment - Riverside National Cemetery

Major General Retired, Theodore W. Paulson, former Commander of the 63d United States Army Reserve Command at Los Alamitos, California, passed away on November 17, 2011.

MG Paulson was a long time member and supporter and historian of the 63rd Infantry Division Association, USAR.

Throughout his military career General Paulson held a wide a variety of command and staff positions. They included service as "A" Battery Commander of 3rd Battalion, 77th Artillery (unit designated as 77th Artillery during 1963 to December 1965 when inactivated), and Battalion S-4 of the same Battalion.

General Paulson retired in May 1993 following more than 39 years of service.



Visit the 63d Infantry Division Association, USAR website for photos and more information on the services and the full career of this former 3rd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment officer. The 3rd Battalion was assigned to the 63d Infantry Division.

Sunday, June 7, 1959

U.S. Army Reserve Dedicates 'Lt. Patrick Daniels' Hall

A newspaper article from that day, tells of the dedication of the new US Army Reserve Center in Van Nuys California. Attending the dedication ceremonies, in addition to the dignitaries listed in the caption below, was the Gold Star Mother Mrs Patrick H Daniels. She received a basque plaque in the name of her son.

The article also shows three photos (2 not shown due to poor quality). The first one has the following caption which lists the attendees:

Of significance in photo below, is the photo to include the Unit Commander, LTC Harold E White, Headquarters and HQ Battery, 3rd Howitzer Battalion, 77th Artillery. The 3rd Howizer Battalion, to ultimately become the 3rd Battalion 77th Field Artillery Regiment, performed their training duties within the Reserve Center from 1959 until it was inactivated 31 December 1965 in Van Nuys.

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