Military History/Bennie M. Prisant


Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard wrote at 2014-12-29 04:47:26
Dear Mr. Prisant,

         Here is the information on the 358th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer Truck Drawn). It was formed 15 July 1942 at Camp Swift, Texas and it embarked and left Boston, Massachusetts on 6 August 1944 and arrived in England on 12 August 1944. It arrived in France in the ETO on 15 September 1944 and the unit is credited with the following campaigns: Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe. It arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on 29 June 1945 attached to the 95th Infantry Division. Its August, 1945 location was Camp Shelby, Mississippi and it was inactivated on 15 August 1945 at Camp Shelby, Massachusetts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. May God Bless-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard  

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