Dating soldiers and their homecoming

Seventh Battalion fought 11 campaigns in the Vietnam War under the 173rd Airborne Brigade before being deactivated in 1970.

Today, 3rd Battalion is the only remaining component in active service. 1st Class Derek Smart, currently a platoon sergeant from B Battery, looked back on his time with the battalion.

The unit was present for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and fought throughout the Pacific Campaign of World War II.

While on occupation duty in Japan, the 13th FAR was called into action for the Korean War.

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"I'm proud the regiment is still standing and supporting freedom today." More than 400 Soldiers, veterans and guests of the battalion participated in the week's festivities. Patrick Stich, 3-13th FA commander, recognized each of the winning teams, administered a mass re-enlistment and presented the Molly Pitcher Award to several exemplary spouses.

Six-man teams from each battery and company took turns pushing two 75 mm howitzers along the trail.

"I came to the unit as a fresh sergeant in January 2004.

I deployed twice to Iraq in 20 and was stationed in Korea before returning to Fort Sill.

Department of Veterans Affairs gov The official Web site for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers information about benefits for returning veterans, those who have lost a loved one, health insurance information and facility locator to help find the closest VA Medical Center and the services it offers.

Vet Centers www1gov/directory/guide/vetcenter_Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone.

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