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Shoulder patches: The men of the 84th wore the shoulder patch shown above. The Patch Page displays all the patches we have been able to obtain of this and other chemical mortar battalions.
Motto: CAVE FUMO (Beware the Fumes)
Contact: CSM (R) Dean M. Kolker
Address: 1631 Yale Ave, Rolla, MO 65401 Phone: 573-578-5662 E-mail: email@example.com
Memorial: When the Army closed Fort McClellan, Alabama, on September 15, 1999, all six (2nd, 3rd, 81st, 83rd, 86th, 91st) chemical mortar battalion monuments were moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, along with other Chemical Corps monuments including that of the 1st Gas Regiment. The monuments are now emplaced in a Memorial Park at Leonard Wood near the Chemical Corps Museum there, and two more have been added in recent years: the 82nd and 84th CMBs. See photos of all memorial monuments at FLW.
Activated: 5 Jun 1942 as 84th Chemical Bn Motorized at Camp Rucker, AL
Training: 5 Jun 1942 - 18 Apr 1943 Cp. Rucker, AL
Redesignated: 8 Nov 1944 as 84th Chemical Mortar Bn
Inactivated: 25 Sep 1945 at Rome, Italy
Overseas: Arrived NYPE 29 Apr 1943, North Africa 11 May 1943, Italy 9 Sep 1943
Last Day of Combat: Riva (Lake Garda) Italy 2 May 1945
Campaigns: Anzio, Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, Po Valley, Rome-Arno
Number of men killed in action: 58
Number of men wounded in action: 256
Number of days in combat: 512
Number of rounds fired: 182,041 (62,797 WP and 119,244 HE)
Number of missions fired: 5,320
Combat History of the 84th Cml Mortar Bn - United States Army and Flamm, Paul F., "Combat History of the 84th Chemical Mortar Battalion" (1945).World War Regimental Histories. Book 83.http://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/ww_reg_his/40 PDF file with pictures and maps I Remember Anzio, memoirs of George Avery, Co A, 84th Cml Mortar Bn
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