|157th field Artillery Battalion|
|Branch||New Jersey Army National Guard|
|Motto(s)||In Via (On the way)|
History[edit | edit source]
There were two units issued this number, this is the New Jersey unit. The Colorado Unit postdates the New Jersey unit.
Lineage[edit | edit source]
Organized in the New Jersey National Guard as the 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery and Federally recognized 16 June 1937 at Vineland.
- Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Vineland as an element of the 44th Infantry Division.
Redisgnated 7 January 1941 as the 2nd Battalion, 157th Field artillery.
- Reorginazed and redesignated as the 157th Field Artillery Battalion and assigned to the 44th Infantry Division. 17 February 1942.
Relieved from the 44th Infantry Division and inactivated at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, 12 November 1945.
- Redesignated 9 July 1946 as the 114th Tank Battalion.
Current units[edit | edit source]
Coat of arms[edit | edit source]
Gules a Gatling gun or, in base a giant cactus and shoulder sleeve insignia of the 29th Infantry Division proper, on a canton argent a saltire azure.
That for the New Jersey National Guard.
The Shield is red for artillery. The Gatling gun refers to association with the 157th and 112th Field artillery regiments of New Jersey. Service of elements of the Battalion is represented by the giant cactus for the Mexican Border, the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 29th Division for service in France during world war I, and the canton for Cival War service.
Campaign credits[edit | edit source]
World War II
- Northern France
- Central Europe
Decorations[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Field Artillery Branch (United States)
- U.S. Army Regimental System
- Coats of arms of U.S. Artillery Regiments
- Coats of arms of U.S. Air Defense Artillery Regiments
References[edit | edit source]
This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry website http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=220.
- Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman 
- Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).
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