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84th Field Artillery Regiment

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Active  1917
Branch  Army
Motto(s)  Performance Above All
Country  United States
Type  Field artillery
84th Field Artillery Regiment

The 84th Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army.

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3rd Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment

The 3rd Missile Battalion, 84th Artillery Regiment was formed at Fort Sill in 1963 and deployed to Heilbronn, West Germany under the 56th Field Artillery Group. It was initially equipped with four Pershing 1 nuclear missiles, upgraded to six in 1964 and eight in 1965 and in 1969 replaced these with 36 Pershing 1a missiles. The battalion was redesignated as the 3rd Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment in 1968. Service Battery was deactivated and reformed as C Company, 55th Maintenance Battalion in 1982. The battalion exchanged the Pershing 1a missiles for Pershing II missiles in 1984. The battalion was inactivated in 1986 and reformed as the 4th Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment.

Commanders
  • 1982: Lt. Col. Ronald P. Forest
  • Distinctive unit insignia

    Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 116 inches (2.7 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a saltire Or a winged spur of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "PERFORMANCE ABOVE ALL" in Gold letters.

    Symbolism: The shield is red for Artillery. The saltire is taken from the State flag of Alabama, the birthplace of the Regiment. The winged spur signifies that the unit was mounted.

    Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 84th Field Artillery Regiment on 3 December 1936. It was redesignated for the 84th Field Artillery Battalion on 12 November 1940. It was redesignated for the 84th Artillery Regiment on 28 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 84th Field Artillery Regiment.

    Coat of arms

    Shield: Gules, on a saltire Or a winged spur of the first.

    Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules a crescent of the first, a fountain within a chevron raguly Sable overall, and issuant therefrom a fleur-de-lis Gold the outer leaves in base conjoined to the crescent.

    Motto: Performance Above All

    Symbolism: Shield: The shield is red for Artillery. The saltire is taken from the State flag of Alabama, the birthplace of the Regiment. The winged spur signifies that the unit was mounted. Crest: The two Distinguished Unit Citations awarded the organization during World War II are symbolized by the crescent for French Tunisia and the raguly chevron for the bridgehead at Remagen. The irregular upper edge of the chevron alludes to the attempted destruction of the Ludendorff Bridge by the retreating enemy. The fountain is used to represent the organization's action along the Meuse River; and the fleur-de-lis symbolizes the unit's action in the Ardennes.

    Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 84th Field Artillery Regiment on 3 December 1936. It was redesignated for the 84th Field Artillery Battalion on 18 November 1940. It was redesignated for the 84th Artillery Regiment on 28 October 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 1 July 1965. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 84th Field Artillery Regiment.

    Current configuration

  • 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment [1]
  • 2d Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 3d Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 5th Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment
  • References

    84th Field Artillery Regiment Wikipedia


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