1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment of the Division Artillery Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

"TOP GUNS"

WWI - WWII - GRENADA - DESERT STORM - IRAQI FREEDOM

 

The City of Crescent Springs takes great pride in having "adopted" this unit with a proud tradition extending back to its organization in 1917. The "Top Guns" saw action in World War I, World War II, Grenada, Desert Storm in Iraq and now Iraqi Freedom. The other three battalions in the unit are likewise adoptees of Villa Hills, Erlanger and Lakeside Park.

Originally assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, the unit was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division in 1986 and is garrisoned at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

With the 101st, the 1st Battalion is a member of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) which was deployed a second time to Iraq in 2005 to improve security conditions within their assigned area of operations as well as train Iraqi security forces.

On February 1, 2009 a commemorative bench honoring the fallen members of the 320th Field Artillery was dedicated at the Memorial. Please click on the photos below for a larger view.



"Their record of heroism, where uncommon valor was a common virtue, is a proud heritage we hold dear. We hereby resolve that their noble deeds shall not be forgotten."

 

Dedication photos by Jason Brubaker  - use courtesy of ASA-USA - Thank You

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