Cavalry Regiment & Vietnam War

There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, with two tank regiments provided by the Royal Tank Regiment, traditionally classed alongside the cavalry, for a total of eleven regiments. The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. 5.0/5

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Ia Drang-1965 The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965, at two landing zones (LZs) northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam (approximately 35 miles south-west of Pleiku) as part of the U.S. airmobile offensive codenamed Operation Silver Bayonet. The battle derives its name from the Drang River which runs through the valley northwest of Plei Me, in which the engagement took place. Ia means "river" in the local Montagnard language. Representing the American forces were elements of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division: the 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, and the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, facing elements of the B3 Front of the PAVN (including the 304 Division) and Viet Cong. The battle involved close a ...
Fellow Troopers, Families, and Friends of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, Today marks the 147th year since the inception of the best cavalry regiment in the United States Army. 147 years of 9th Cavalry Regiment Troopers serving our Nation honorable both at home and abroad. The great legacy of our regiment was written by the unflappable courage of Troopers that through these 147 years have protected our Nation’s Western Frontier, achieved victory at San Juan and Kettle Hill during the Spanish-American War, quelled the Philippine insurrection by Moro tribesman, defended Pusan during the Korean War, fought valiantly during numerous campaigns in the Vietnam War, and most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan during Operation’s Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. Our great legacy is one to be very proud of and also humble. Those of us that serve currently in 1st Squadron, 4th Squadron, and 6th Squadron of the 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment recognize all the sacrifices of those that have gone before us and ar .. ...
A true patriot, RIP! October 20, 2012 An Old War Horse PassesRuss VaughnAmerica lost one of her great old war horses last week when Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Basil L. Plumley passed away at 92 in Columbus, Georgia. CSM Plumley was probably the country's best-known Sergeant Major, thanks to Sam Elliott's memorable portrayal of him in the movie We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, the filmed version of the book by Joe Galloway and retired Lieutenant General Hal Moore. That book chronicled America's first major battle of the Vietnam War, when a battalion of American infantry under the command of then-Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Moore was the first unit of the newly-arrived-in-Vietnam 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) to test the air assault concept against a viable enemy force in the Ia Drang Valley.The movie, starring Mel Gibson as LTC Moore, leading the 1st Battalion of the famed 7th Cavalry Regiment, was a big hit, but also a gut-wrencher for many of us who served as combat infantrymen in that war. It is ...
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