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United States. Army. Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 320th



Initially formed at Camp Gordon, Georgia, the 320th was part of the 82nd Division's 157th Field Artillery Brigade. On 1917 September 5, a small cadre of Regular Army non-commissioned officers and privates joined officer cadres that had reported on 1917 August 29 after graduating from the three batteries of the 7th Provisional Training Regiment.

Reactivated with the 82nd Infantry Division on 25 March 1942 as the 320th Field Artillery Battalion, the 320th was converted to a Glider Field Artillery Battalion (GFAB) when the 82nd converted to an airborne division on 15 August 1942.

On 1 July 2015 the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery was Re-designated and the Unit Colors were cased. The 2/320th was retired from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The "Balls of the Eagle", as it was called, became the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, "Proud Americans". No other changes took place within the Division Artillery (DivArty).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cyrus Griffin Martin papers

 Collection — Box MS-030 001: [Barcode: 11988006911898]
Identifier: MS-030
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of Martin's correspondence, military records, financial records, and notepads created during his service as a Second Lieutenant in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The contents of the collection date from 1917 to 1919. Included in the collection are official letters to Martin concerning his departure from service and his promotion to Second Lieutenant in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

Dates: 1917-1919
Found in: Manuscripts