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JBLM howitzer unit deactivated in Army downsizing

Oct. 24, 2013 - 02:55PM   |  
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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WASH. — A howitzer unit that fought in World War II and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan has been deactivated at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the Army’s downsizing.

The colors for the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment were cased Wednesday in a flag ceremony.

The News Tribune reports the 350 soldiers will be reassigned to other units.

Three howitzer units remain at JBLM, one each with three Stryker brigades.

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