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308th Brigade Support Battalion

The 308th Brigade Support Battalion was first constituted on 23 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 308th Quartermaster Sterilization Battalion and activated on 26 April 1943 at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. The Battalion was broken up 1 August 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 308th Quartermaster Fumigation and Bath Battalion. Companies A, B, C, and D were reorganized and redesignated as as the 855th, 856th, 857th, and 858th Quartermaster Fumigation and Bath Companies, respectively, each thereafter having a separate lineage.

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 308th Quartermaster Fumigation and Bath Battalion was reorganized and redesignated again on 1 November 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 308th Quartermaster Battalion. During the Second World War, the Battalion participated in 5 campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. At the end of the Second World War, the Battalion was inactivated on 25 November 1945 in Austria.

The Battalion was redesignated on 14 September 1961 as the 308th Quartermaster Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army with its organic elements concurrently constituted. It was activated on 25 September 1961 in Germany. It was reorganized and redesignated on 2 August 1965 as the 308th Supply and Service Battalion and inactivated on 26 July 1971 in Germany.

The unit was redesignated on 15 June 2005 as the 308th Support Battalion and activated on 18 July 2007 at Fort Lewis, Washington. There it became the brigade support battalion for the reorganized and redesignated modular 17th Fires Brigade, part of I Corps.




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