3 June 1942 — Dutch Harbor, Alaska
After World War I, the 206th Field Artillery Regiment was organized on 24 November 1923 in the Arkansas National Guard as the 206th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, with Headquarters at Marianna, Arkansas.
Inducted into Federal service 6 January 1941 at home stations as a part of a 1-year mobilization of the National Guard in preparation for World War II. The Regiment conducted initial training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The Regiment was deployed to Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska and had been on station there for approximately 4 months when the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The Regiment participated in the Battle of Dutch Harbor Alaska, a part of the Midway Island Campaign, on 2 June 1942, sustaining 7 killed.
PVT Allen Cop Collier, Jr., HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, KIA 3 June 1942.