1-121st Field Artillery Veterans Association

Seeking Nominations

1-121st FA Veterans and Association members, In the Fall of 2015 we created the 1-121st Field Artillery Veterans’ Association and established three short term goals.  Goal 1: Host a reunion to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the battalion’s first deployment during the Global War on Terror (GWOT). On July 23, 2016, approximately 185 veterans, family, and friends of...
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WWII History Page

Mobilization Period 121st Field Artillery Regiment (October 15,1940 to February 1, 1942) The 121st Field Artillery Regiment mobilized on October 15, 1940 and moved to Camp Beauregard, LA.  The Regiment posed for unit photographs between January and March 1941.  These photos show the 121st Field Artillery Regiment prior to its re-organization in February 1942… Read More

Pre-WWI History Page

On September 11, 1894 the Wisconsin National Guard Field Artillery was born when twelve men signed an agreement to organize a battery in Milwaukee...

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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First Light Battery, Milwaukee, WI

The story of the 121 FA Regiment begins with the organization of the “First Light Battery” of Wisconsin National Guard on 11 May 1885.   The unit was HQ’d in Milwaukee, WI and initially commanded by CPT Joseph B. Oliver. This picture depicts members of the First Light Battery on August 11, 1888, in Pewaukee,...
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1-121 FAVA Website Launch

The 121st Field Artillery Regiment’s lineage dates back to the creation of the First Light Battery, Wisconsin Army National Guard on 11 May 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...