Lt. Col. Kenneth McDaniel, the last commander of 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, takes a photo of his former unit during the battalion’s inactivation ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, June 12. McDaniel was the last commander of the 1-21st FAR before its inactivation. During the inactivation ceremony, the battalion cased its colors until once again called on by the nation. The 1-21st FAR first stood up June 1, 1917 at Camp Wilson, Texas. During its 97-year history, the battalion was awarded nine citations or commendations and has seen combat in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Garett Hernandez, 41st Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs)
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