5th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery History
Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Troops E and F, 19th Cavalry. Organized 11 June 1917 at Fort Ethan Allen,
Vermont. Consolidated, converted,
and redesignated 1 November 1917 as Battery C, 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 and assigned to the 4th Division.) Activated 1 November 1935 at Fort
D. A. Russell, Wyoming. (77th Field Artillery relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to
the 4th Division.) Redesignated I April 1940 as Battery E, 77th Field Artillery.
Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1944 as
Battery B, 631st Field Artillery Battalion. Inactivated 8 September 1945 in Italy. Redesignated 4 November 1946
as Battery B, 85th Field Artillery Battalion. Activated 1 July 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas, as an element of the
10th Infantry Division. Inactivated 1 July 1956 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 10th Infantry Division.
Redesignated 27 June 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 77th Artillery.
Redesignated 17 January 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Missile Battalion,
77th Artillery (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battalion activated 19 September 1962 at
Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Redesignated 15 October 1963 as the 5th Battalion, 77th Artillery. Redesignated
1 September 1971 as the 5th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery. Inactivated 30 June 1973 in Germany.
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
|World War I
| *St Mihiel
|| *Southern France
| *Champaigne 1918
| *Lorraine 1918
|World War II
|| *Central Europe
| *Sicily (with
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Last Update - March 10, 2012