THE 391st ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (ORLANDO)
The 391st Armored Field Artillery Battalion, commanded.by Lt.
Colonel George G. Garton, graduate of the United States
Military Academy at West Point, and of Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, led all 3rd Armored Division
artillery elements in the number of high explosive shells
delivered to the enemy during the western campaigns. When
the battalion came out of the line at Dessau, shortly before
VE day, it could boast a total of 172,100 105mm projectiles
fired in support of the "Spearhead" drive.
The 391st Armored Field Artillery Battalion, which normally
supported Brigadier General Truman E. Boudinot's Combat
Command "B", in action, was activated at Camp Polk,
Louisiana, in January, 1942, from personnel of the old 67th
Field Artillery Regiment. With the 54th and 67th Armored
Field Artillery Battalions, Colonel Garton's 391st supplied
most of the division's close support fire.
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