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117th Field Artillery

The 117th Field Artillery was a National Guard unit in Troy AL which was mobilized during World War II. The unit left Troy on Nov. 25, 1940 and landed in South Africa. From there, the unit went to Southern Italy. It was on December 1943 that they fired their first rounds. Then, it was on to Italy, where they began fighting above Rome in May 1944. The unit later pulled back and, then, went into Southern France, to the Swiss border, on to Germany, then to Austria, where they were when the war ended. The unit was also mobilized for the Korean War a few years later.



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