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C Battery - 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery

The mission of Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, is to destroy, neutralize, or suppress the enemy by cannon fire and help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations.

C Battery, 1st Battalion, 103d Field Artillery Brigade, Rhode Island Army National Guard, is located at the Bristol Armory, Bristol, RI. The unit is a towed howitzer firing battery and is equipped with the M-198 cannon. Soldiers in this unit are trained as cannon crew members (MOS 13B).

Battery C, 103rd Field Artillery, was organized June 15, 1917, as part of the First Separate Battalion, Rhode Island Field Artillery, National Guard. Called into Federal service for the World War on July 25, 1917, it was drafted into the U.S. Army on August 5, 1917. Stationed at Camp Curtis Guild, Boxford, Massachusetts, it became Battery C, 103rd Field Artillery, 26th Division, A. E. F., and was demobilized at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, April 29, 1919.

Reconstituted on November 12, 1921, as Battery C, Field Artillery, Rhode Island National Guard, it was extended Federal recognition November 15, 1921, and redesignated as Battery C, 103rd Field Artillery, Rhode Island National Guard on November 21, 1921.

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