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The 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment (3-319th AFAR) is a field artillery battalion in direct support of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Known as the "Gun Devils", 3-319th AFAR has participated in battles from World War I to the current day, and is one of the most highly decorated field artillery units in the United States Army.
The 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment has its origins in C Battery, 319th Field Artillery. During World War I, the Battalion participated in three major offenses: St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Lorraine. In World War II, the battalion participated in campaigns in North Africa, Chuinzi Pass, Italy, and the Battle of the Bulge.
The battalion deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. The battalion has deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in 2007 and again in 2009 with 1st Brigade Combat Team to Al Asad Airbase.
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