1-121st Field Artillery Veterans Association


Col. Phillip C. Westfahl

Col. Phillip C. Westfahl – In the spring of 1917 when American participation in World War I became a certainty, the War Department ordered the First Wisconsin Field Artillery Battalion to be increased to a full Regiment. The Adjutant General of the state gave instructions to have 3 new batteries recruited in Milwaukee, Green Bay,...
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The 121st Field Artillery Regiment’s lineage dates back to the creation of the First Wisconsin Battery, Wisconsin National Guard on May 11,1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The single battery of 65 artillerymen would grow to become the 121st Field Artillery Regiment on September 22, 1917 as the United States prepared for entry into WWI.

Units of the 121st Field Artillery Regiment have participated in WWI, WWII, and the Global War on Terror. To this day, the 1st Battalion 121st Field Artillery of the Wisconsin Army National Guard maintains its headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.

The 1-121st Field Artillery Veterans’ Association was established in 2015 by Veterans of the Global War on Terror.  Membership is open to Veterans’ of the 1-121st Field Artillery in accordance with the Association’s BYLAWS.  Eligible Veterans are encouraged to join in the Association’s Mission.