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The 15th Field Artillery (FA) Regiment was organized in Syracuse, New York
on 1 June 1917. Assignment to the 2nd Infantry Division (2nd ID) earned them the unofficial nickname
of the 'Indianheads.' The 15th FA participated in 6 major campaigns during
War 1, firing 285,000 rounds, the greatest number of artillery rounds
fired by any US Army Artillery Regiment during WW1.
By 1940, the 15th FA Regiment was reorganized as the 15th FA Battalion
and served in 5 major campaigns in the European Theater
with the 2nd Infantry Division during World
War 2. As part of
the 9th Regimental Combat Team, the 15th
FA Bn landed at Omaha Beach near St. Laurent- Sur-Mer, France, on D Day +1.
The 15th fought for 73 straight days supporting
the 2nd ID throughout Normandy. The 15th FA Bn was in combat for 336 days
during WW2, firing 151,000 rounds.
The Indianheads of the
'Fighting 15th' were called upon in 1950 to fight in Korea. The 15th FA Bn
participated in 10 major campaigns during the Korean
while once again serving with the 2nd Infantry
In one 24-hour period during the battle for Bloody Ridge, the 15th FA Bn
fired 14,425 rounds. In support of the 2nd ID during the battle of Heartbreak Ridge, the
15th FA Bn fired another 69,956 rounds.
were deployed to South Vietnam in 1967.
The 6/15th Division
Headquarters was established at Lai Khe, and the battalion served in 9 major
campaigns from May 1967 - November 1969, participating in most of
the 1st Infantry Division's major battles under the call sign
The 7/15th served in 13
major campaigns from July 1967 - November 1971, at firebases throughout the
Highlands of Vietnam. The battalion fired 360,000+ heavy artillery rounds
during their 52 months in the Republic of Vietnam.
Bn, 15th Field Artillery
has served continuously with the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea, from 1988 to
the present. It is positioned to strike hard at any aggressor that might
attempt to break through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and
Thank a Veteran.
Drum / Iraq
Bn, 15th Field Artillery
serves as a Direct Support Artillery Battalion with the 10th Infantry
Division (Mountain) at Fort Drum, New York. The 2/15th completed a
peacekeeping tour in Bosnia during 1999 and 2000. The 2/15th deployed
to Northern Iraq in March 2003 in support of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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