OIF I operations Operation Planet X (15 May 2003) Operation Peninsula Strike (9 June 2003 - 12 June 2003) Operation Desert Scorpion (15 June 2003 - 29 June 2003) Operation Sidewinder (29 June 2003 - 7 July 2003) Operation Soda Mountain (12 July 2003 - 17 July 2003) Operation Ivy Serpent (12 July 2003 - 21 July 2003) Operation Ivy Lightning (12 August 2003) Operation Ivy Needle (26 August 2003) Operation Industrial Sweep (October 2003) Operation Ivy Cyclone (7 November 2003) Operation Ivy Cyclone II (17 November 2003) Operation Red Dawn (13 December 2003) Operation Ivy Blizzard (17 December 2003 ) Operation Arrowhead Blizzard (17 December 2003)
Lineage Constituted 5 July 1918 in the National Army as Battery D, 42nd Field Artillery, an element of the 14th Division Organized 10 August 1918 at Camp Custer, Michigan Demobilized 7 February 1919 at Camp Custer, Michigan Reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as Battery D, 42nd Field Artillery. Absorbed 1 October 1940 by Battery A, 42nd Field Artillery Battalion. (Battery A, 42nd Field Artillery, redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery A, 42nd Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 4th Division - later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division Inactivated 16 February 1946 at Fort Ord, California Consolidated 28 June 1950 with Battery A, 42nd Coast Artillery [organized in 1907], and consolidated unit designated as Battery A, 42nd Field Artillery Battalion Former Battery D, 42nd Field Artillery, reconstituted 1 April 1957 in the Regular Army and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 42nd Artillery, activated 6 May 1959 at Fort Lewis, Washington Redesignated 1 October 1963 as the 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery Inactivated 15 December 1970 at Fort Carson, Colorado Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Redesignated at Fort Hood, TX with the 4th Infantry Division 16 January 1996. Redesignated at Fort Carson, CO with the 4th Infantry Division June 2009 Inactivated 17 March 2014 at Fort Carson, CO
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LUXEMBOURG Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG (42nd Field Artillery Battalion cited; WD GO 30, 1946)
Belgian Fourragère 1940 (42nd Field Artillery Battalion cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM
*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1969
*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970
*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1966-1969
Army Superior Unit Award for successful participation in the Army's Advanced Warfighting Experiment; March 1997 (DA GO 0125 June 2001)
Valorous Unit Award for service in Iraq during Operation Red Dawn (Capture of Saddam Hussein) (DA GO 2009-11 16 December 2009)
Valorous Unit Award for service in Iraq (OIF 07-09) (DA GO 2010-16-3 September 2010)
Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Iraq (PO 208-26, 27 July 2009)
Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Afghanistan (OEF 10-11) (PO 202-15, 21 July 2011)
Battery A additionally entitled to:
Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DAK TO DISTRICT
Valorous Unit Award for DUC LAP
Battery B additionally entitled to:
Valorous Unit Award for PLEIKU PROVINCE
Valorous Unit Award for CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
Battery C additionally entitled to:
Valorous Unit Award for KONTUM
Killed In Action
World War II 5 March 1944 - Thomas Evison (Britain) 6 June 1944 - William M. Eason (France) 6 June 1944 - Charles A. Frawley (France) 6 June 1944 - Harry P. Singley (France) 7 June 1944 - John E. Thomas (France) 8 June 1944 - Thomas J. Roland (France) 8 June 1944 - James W. Wesley (France) 12 June 1944 - Charles G. Langley (France) 26 June 1944 - William R. Buchanan (France) 6 July 1944 - Harvey Wolpin (France) 12 August 1944 - John R. Dresback (France) 12 August 1944 - James D. Holcomb (France) 15 September 1944 - Albert G. Crosby (Belgium) 5 November 1944 - Charles Kinsman Jr. (Belgium) 10 November 1944 - Lester R. Young Jr. (Belgium) 13 November 1944 - William H. Purdy (Belgium) 16 December 1944 - Mark M. Miller (Belgium) 22 January 1945 - Orlando F. Gabriele (Luxembourg) 16 March 1945 - Lyman Miller (France) 24 April 1945 - Wilson E. Dudley (France) 24 April 1945 - Kenneth W. Briscoe (France)
11 November 1966 Charles Edward Brown Jr. (Battery C) 11 December 1966 Dennis William Anderson (Battery B) 14 December 1966 Kim Sovereign Bird (Battery C) 29 May 1967 George Joseph Carr (Battery B) 12 July 1967 Fred Garland Bragg Jr. (Battery B) 12 July 1967 Le Roy Harland Charboneau (Battery B) 12 July 1967 James Michael Haider (Battery B) 9 November 1967 Robert E Scharon III (Battery B) 20 November 1967 Thelbert G Page (HHB) 26 November 1967 Jonathan Blue Jr. (HHB) 30 November 1967 Jack Rogers (Battery A) 2 February 1968 John Paul Culp (Battery B) 27 May 1968 Larry Anthony Carvetta (Battery B) 27 May 1968 Tom Galvez (Battery B) 27 May 1968 Frank William Garapolo (Battery B) 27 May 1968 John Richard Lindel (Battery B) 27 May 1968 James Daniel McKelvey (Battery B) 1 June 1968 Gary Koyle Darrah (Battery B) 1 June 1968 Robert Lee Graham (Battery B) 1 June 1968 Joseph Cephus King Jr. (Battery B) 28 August 1968 Marcelino Nieves-Colon Jr. (Battery C) 7 September 1968 Michael John Abruzzesa (Battery A) 7 September 1968 John Wayne Johnson (Battery A) 7 September 1968 George Dennis Taylor (Battery A) 11 November 1968 John Daniel Shermos (HHB) 3 March 1969 Jerry Glenn Ervin (Battery B) 21 February 1970 Jeffrey Thomas Beardsley (Battery C) 13 May 1970 Richard Alan Patterson (Battery C) 11 September 1970 James Leonard Knobles (HHB)
1st Tour 2003 to 2004
13 August 2003 SSG Steven W. White (HHB) Killed when his armored personnel carrier hit an anti-tank mine. 18 September 2003 SPC. Richard Arriaga (HHB) Killed when ambushed by small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade near Tikrit, Iraq. 18 September 2003 SGT. Anthony O. Thompson (HHB) Killed when ambushed by small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade near Tikrit, Iraq. 18 September 2003 SPC. James C. Wright (HHB) Killed when ambushed by small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade near Tikrit, Iraq.
Second tour 2005-06
27 June 2006 SFC Terry O.P. Wallace (HHB) Killed when an IED hit his Humvee outside of Camp Taji 14 September 2006 CPL Russell M. Makowski (B) Killed by an IED while on dismounted patrol outside the Taji Market.
Third Tour 2008-09
27 August 2008 SGT David K. Cooper (FSC) Killed by sniper fire in MH606 market in Qadasiyah sector of Baghdad.
First Tour 2010 to 2011
14 June 2011 PFC Eric D. Soufrine (B) Killed by improvised explosive device near Bala Baluk in the Farah Province.
War on Terror 2013 through 2014
May 2013 SPC Charles Mcclure (A) Killed in rollover at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. May 2013 SPC Trinidad Santiago (A) Killed in rollover at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.