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41st Fires Brigade Unit History

The 41st Artillery was constituted in the Regular Army on 26 August 1918 as the 41st Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps), and organized at Fort Monroe, Virginia on 1 October 1918. Several months later the unit was demobilized.

On 15 January 1921, the colors were transferred to the Pacific Theater, where the 41st Artillery was reconstituted as the Hawaiian Railway Battalion and organized on 22 December 1921 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii. On 1 June 1922, the 41st Artillery was re-designated as the 41st Artillery Battalion (Railway) (Coast Artillery Corps) and was re-designated again on 1 July 1924 as the 41st Coast Artillery and remained in Hawaii until its deactivation on 30 June 1931.

On 21 April 1942, the 41st was reactivated, this time at Fort Hase, Hawaii, where it served until 25 May 1944. It was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Streamer for its role in World War II. At that time, it was retired from the rolls of the regular Army and incorporated into the Hawaiian Department.

On 28 June 1950, Headquarters Battery, 41st Coast Artillery was reconstituted as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 41st Field Artillery Group and was inactivated on 18 January 1952 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. On 25 June 1958, it was re-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 41st Artillery Group.

In April 1967, the 41st Artillery Group deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, where it earned 9 campaign streamers. On 15 November 1969, the Group was inactivated and its colors returned to the United States.

On 15 March 1972, the 41st Field Artillery Group was reactivated in Babenhausen, West Germany. The unit was re-designated as the 41st Field Artillery Brigade on 16 June 1982, and was assigned to V Corps Artillery. Although the 41st Field Artillery Brigade headquarters did not deploy to Southwest Asia for Desert Shield or Desert Storm, two battalions of the brigade proudly served under the 42nd Field Artillery Brigade. 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS) and 3rd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (155mm).

In 2003, the brigade deployed with V Corps to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following their service in Iraq, the unit was inactivated on 15 July 2005. On 28 March 2006, the unit was re-dsignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 41st Fires Brigade and was reactivated at Fort Hood, Texas on 16 April 2007.

Slightly more than one year later, the 41st Fires Brigade was called upon again to provide its battlefield expertise to the Wasit Province of Iraq. The Brigade established itself on the battlefield and began the process of providing security and stabilization to the people of Iraq. After 14 months, the brigade fulfilled its mission by setting a trademark of excellence that will be appreciated by all Iraqis in the years to follow.

The 41st Fires Brigade includes the Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, Alpha 26th Target Acquisition Battery, and 324th Network Signal Company.

41st Fires Brigade Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Asiatic-Pacific Theater, streamer without inscription

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), for SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), for VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), for VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, for VIETNAM 1967-1969
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