If you are a
former member of the 18th Artillery, or attached group, this
website is dedicated to you. We also hope that all men and women
who have served in peace or war will find this site informational and
learn more about the history and value our unit has provided to this
country. Invest some time reading and learning about the
contributions made by the citizen soldiers of the 18th Artillery and in
the process you might find long lost buddies or even make some new
friends and acquaintances.
View our Members Page
The 18th Artillery shares a brotherhood and
a lineage that traces back to the civil war and even intertwines with
other illustrious combat units. Our artillery unit's crest show
the star and hook. The reason for this is that our unit's history
traces its lineage back to the Civil War and the battle of Gettysburg
where the Union line retreated and reshaped in the shape of a fishhook.
The star represents the position in that line held by our ancestors
during that great battle for freedom.
The 18th Artillery Group is an independent,
non-profit, private organization maintained by volunteers to help locate
former members, assist in reunion plans, and help maintain current
The 18th Artillery training is based out
The 553 and 18th artillery used towed Howitzer up until Nov, 1964.