183rd Field Artillery Battalion (United States)

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183rd Field Artillery Battalion (Colorado)
Active 1946
Country  United States
Allegiance Colorado
Branch Colorado Army National Guard
Type Combat arms
Nickname(s) King of Battle
Red Leg
Patron Saint Barbara
Branch color Scarlet

The 183rd Field Artillery Battalion (Colorado) was a Field Artillery Battalion of the Army National Guard.


Unfortunately there were two units issued this number this is the Colorado unit. The Idaho Unit predates the Colorado unit.


Constituted 10 May 1946 as Company C, 199th Engineer Combat Battalion and allotted to the Colorado National Guard

  • Organized and Federally recognized 12 March 1948 at La Junta.
  • Converted and redesignated 15 December 1949 as Company M, 157th Infantry
Converted and redesignated 1 August 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 183rd Field Artillery Battalion, concurrently, remainder of battalion organized from existing units as follows
  • 192nd Engineer Company at Trinidad redesignated as Battery A.
  • Tank Company 157th Infantry at Las Animas redesignated as Battery C.
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3rd battalion 157th Infantry at Lamar redesignated Service Battery

Consolidated with 157th Field Artillery Regiment (United States) 1 February 1959

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Current units[edit]

unit broken up

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Shield

Per fess embattled Gules and Or in chief two wigwams of the second garnished of the first and in base a sea lion brandishing a sword in dexter paw of the last. all within a bordure counterchanged

  • Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Colorado Army National Guard

  • Background

The coat of arms is that of the 157th Infantry within a border to indicate descent from that regiment.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry website http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=220.

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman [1]
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).[2]
  • [3] lineage

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