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4-319 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment conducts artillery training in Teulada, Italy.

The 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (4-319 AFAR) is the field artillery battalion that is part the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Nicknamed "The King of the Herd", 4–319 AFAR has participated in battles from World War I to the current day.

The 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment (4-319 AFAR), “King of the Herd,” was activated on June 8th, 2006 from elements of D Battery, 319th Field Artillery and 1st Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery at Warner Barracks in Bamberg, Germany and assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).

Under the U.S. Army Regimental System, the battalion traces its lineage to Battery D, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, which was originally constituted August 5th, 1917 and assigned to the 82nd Division. It was organized and activated September 9th, 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia and arrived in France in late 1917. The 319th Field Artillery participated in three major campaigns during WWI. At the conclusion of the war, the 82nd Division returned home and was demobilized on May 18, 1919.

The battalion was reorganized and redesignated the 319th Field Artillery Battalion (FAB) in 1942 and was ordered into active federal service on March 25th, 1942. As part of this reorganization, Battery D was absorbed into Battery A. On August 15th, 1942, the 319th FAB was reorganized and redesignated as the 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion (GFAB). The 319th GFAB participated in all six WWII campaigns of the 82nd Airborne Division, including assault landings in Normandy and the Netherlands. The 319th GFAB was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations and two French Croix de Guerre with palm.


Credit to : Spc. Taylor Hoganson - 173rd Airborne Brigade

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