1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 4, 2019 10:14 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking records on 2nd BN, 26th Artillery (Target Acquisition) after 1968

    Ernest Johnson Newbie

      Looking to find out what happened to my unit after I was discharged in July 1968 from Bearcat Vietnam. 2nd TAB 26th Arty attached to the 9th. We came over from Ft Bragg via Oakland on the USS Barrett in April 1968

        • Re: Seeking records on 2nd BN, 26th Artillery (Target Acquisition) after 1968
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Johnson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Organizational History Files, 1959 - 1973 in the Records of the U.S. Army, Pacific (Record Group 550) that included a file unit Unit Histories: 26th Artillery.

           

          According to the Vietnam Order of Battle produced by the U.S. Army, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 26th Artillery arrived in Vietnam on 17 October 1967 and departed on 12 February 1968. Battery C was a target acquisition battery on 90-180 days temporary duty from Fort Bragg and attached to the 108th Artillery Group. Its assets were used to form Battery F, 26th Artillery (Target Acquisition) that departed Vietnam on 31 July 1971.

           

          We also searched the Catalog and located a series titled Artillery Unit Records, ca. 1965 - ca. 1972 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that include records of the 108th Artillery Group for 1968-1971.

           

          For access to the unit history of the 26th Artillery and records of the 108th Artillery Group, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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