1918 - The Red Cross Bureau of Military Relief sent 568 articles of clothing (sweater, socks, etc.) to the 128th Field Artillery, Camp Doniphan, and Fort Sill, Okla. The commander, Colonel Rumbold, personally made the request for the items. (Monroe City Democrat newspaper, Monroe City, Mo., Jan. 18, 1918).
1943 - During World War II, as part of the war effort, the U.S. government began rationing bread and metal. The government even banned pre-sliced bread to reduce bakeries need for replacement metal parts.
1962 - During the Vietnam War, the U.S. began spraying foliage in an effort to reveal enemy positions. The herbicides used included a compound with Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin – the compound was known as “Agent Orange” – which got its name from the colorful orange striped barrels in which it was shipped.
1991 - During Operation Desert Storm, the 6th Battalion 27th Field Artillery launched two Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to neutralize two Iraqi surface-to-air missile sites in support of military operations. The unit was part of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne), and the mission was fired in support of Division Daguet, made up of allied troops and the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division.