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    130h Brigade History

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    In January 1991 the 54th and 317th received orders to deploy to Southwest Asia to take part in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as part of Task Force 1-41 (R. Brewer, 1NOV10). Task Force 1-41 was the first coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border on the 15th of February, and conduct ground combat operations in Iraq. During the entire ground campaign Task Force 1-41 including Company D, 9th Engineer Battalion and Company D, 317th Engineer Battalion, travelled over 200 Kilometers in 72 hours and destroyed 65 armored vehicles and 10 artillery pieces, while capturing over 300 enemy prisoners (Thomas, Frank,…

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    how the flying Artillery of Palo Alto has changed the modern battlefield: The creation of light and mobile field artillery had given the United States Army a potent weapon. By employing the use of light and mobile artillery, it has changed today’s battlefield by how we use Artillery to fully decimate or counter fire an enemy. Horse drawn cannons have paved the way for the modern day M109A6, medium, self propelled howitzers. Maj. Ringgold did not know how effective the tactics he used in the…

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    The Union Army entered the war with a strong advantage in artillery. It had ample manufacturing capacity in Northern factories, and it had a well-trained and professional officer corps manning that branch of the service. Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt, who was the chief of artillery for the Army of the Potomac for part of the war, was well recognized as a most efficient organizer of artillery forces, and he had few peers in the practice of the sciences of gunnery and logistics. Another example was…

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    Air Defense History

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    Many people may not know that Air Defense Artillery lineage comes from Coastal Artillery Corps. It was created after the revolutionary war in order to protect the United States coasts against naval attacks and bombardments by ships. Air Defense Artillery has come a long way and has had to continuously evolve in order to protect the US from adversaries and danger. From the Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M-16 Halftrack to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, the mission has always been to protect…

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    length of the village was less than a mile long and about several blocks in width. At the time, Chipyong-ni was in the east-west center of South Korea, approximately forty miles south of the 88th parallel; it was located fifty miles east of the city of Seoul. This village positioned fifteen miles northwest of Wonju, and twenty miles north of Yoju, Chipyong-ni was part of the Chipyong-Wonju-Yoju triad. The triad of villages shared a series of narrow gravel roads. U.S. forces found these roads…

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    Barrages are bombings on enemy camps. There are different classifications of artillery barrages that vary on how many bombs are dropped in a certain time span. There are four types of artillery barrages. Box barrages are shells dropped around an enemy camp to prevent advancements by their soldiers. Pin-point barrages are shells dropped specifically onto machine gun posts or snipers. Search barrages are when information is gathered to drop shells on certain important areas in an enemy camp. Also,…

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    P. G. T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, and Joseph E. Johnston. Dreux’s Cavalry Company was part of the personal escort of General Bragg and later, General Joseph E. Johnson. Private Montegut, as a light artillery member, was in some of the violent engagements of the war: Chickamauga, Murfreesboro, siege of Charleston and Battle of Averasboro, N.C. He also fought in the Battle of Farmington, and Corinth Campaign, Mississippi. Later he served under Capt. Gustave LeGardeur, in the defense of…

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    Raven Operator Training

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    the Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) into the smoke-filled sky, commencing to loiter over adversary locations (Arriola, 2009). Referencing the personal account above, a middling Service Member (SM), would perceive that I held the aeronautical designation 15W UAV Operator; nevertheless, I lacked vital Aviation understanding, resulting in no comprehension of Aviation theory, law, dynamics, or airspace procedures. However, this was not due to an absence of attention in the Raven or Puma…

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    The United States Army Air Defense Artillery had small but important roles in the Korean War. Although most the units were filling non-Air Defense roles, there are a few that set themselves above and beyond their sister units due to their actions. These units fulfilling roles other than air defense were using the M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, which was a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon. This weapon was based upon the M5 light tank chassis, but modified to fulfill the air defense role.…

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    On July 1st, 1916, the foundation of today’s artillery profession was forever established. The Battle of the Somme (otherwise known as the Somme Offensive) was actually a series of battles that spanned over 141 days, from July 1st to November 18th, 1916. The Battle of the Somme would claim over one million casualties in the end. Three hundred thousand would be killed in action, effectively making this battle one of the deadliest in history. The militaries of 1916 were very tactically…

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