136th FA BN

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136th Field Artillery Regiment

             Constituted 25 June 1936 in the Ohio National Guard as the 136th Field Artillery and assigned to the 37th Division

Organized and Federally recognized 1 April 1937 with Headquarters at Columbus

Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at home stations

Regiment (less 1st Battalion) reorganized and re-designated 16 January 1942 as the 174th Field Artillery (less 1st Battalion) and relieved from assignment to the 37th Division; 1st Battalion concurrently reorganized and re-designated as the 136th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Division

After 16 January 1942 the above units underwent changes as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery, reorganized and re-designated 25 February 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Group; inactivated 25 October 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts

2d Battalion, 174th Field Artillery, reorganized and re-designated 25 February 1943 as the 987th Field Artillery Battalion; inactivated 27 October 1945 at Camp Cooke, California

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Group and the 136th and 987th Field Artillery Battalion consolidated, reorganized and Federally recognized 10 December 1946 as the 136th Field Artillery Battalion, with Headquarters at Dayton

Ordered into active Federal service 15 January 1952 at home stations

(136th Field Artillery Battalion [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 15 January 1954 with Headquarters at Dayton)

Released 15 June 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 136th Field Artillery Battalion (NGUS)

Reorganized and re-designated 1 September 1959 as the 136th Field Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Rocket Howitzer Battalion and the 2d Howitzer Battalion, elements of the 37th Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 37th Infantry Division

Reorganized 15 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division

Re-designated 1 May 1972 as the 136th Field Artillery

Reorganized 1 March 1977 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 73d Infantry Brigade (later re-designated as the 37th Infantry Brigade)

Withdrawn 1 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United State Army Regimental System with Headquarters at Columbus

Former elements of the 134th Field Artillery and the Howitzer Battery, 3d Squadron, 107th Armored Cavalry Regiment, consolidated 2 September 1993 with the 136th Field Artillery to form the 134th Field Artillery, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System with Headquarters at Columbus, to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 September 1994 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 September 1997 to consist of the 1st Battalion and Battery F, elements of the 38th Infantry Division

1st Battalion and Battery F ordered into active Federal service 10 February 2004 at home stations; released from active Federal service 8 February 2005 and reverted to state control

Reorganized 1 September 2005 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 September 2007 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 3 January 2008 at home stations; released from active Federal service 9 January 2009 and reverted to state control

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

 

World War II – AP

Northern Solomons

Luzon

 

World War II – EAME

Normandy (with arrowhead)

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes-Alsace

Central Europe

 

DECORATIONS

 

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

 

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at ST. VITH