Infantry Division & Vietnam War

A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. 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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Redeployment of the 9th Infantry Division in the Vietnam War (1969)
25th Infantry Division Patch Stained Glass Panel. Made for a friend that served during the Vietnam War. Thank You...
25th Infantry Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Cavalry in the Vietnam War...
My father's eldest brother: Major Richard Tocci, U.S. Army Infantry. Two tours Vietnam War as Rifle Company Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, and Executive Officer of Jungle Warfare School, Panama. Quit college and enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of the Korean War. Died this day at 87. True to our traditions - there are to be zero services. Beer and Power's Irish whiskey - these shall be poured.
Joe David Penland Sr., 66, of Asheville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. A native of Cherokee County, and a resident of Clay County, he moved with his parents, Ruth Ford Penland of Swannanoa and the late George Arthur Penland, in 1960 to Swannanoa where he attended Owen High School until the family’s relocation to Asheville where he graduated in 1965 from Asheville High School. In 1967, Joe proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War where he quickly accelerated in rank from a Private 1st Class to the rank of Staff Sergeant as part of the 1st Battalion, 69th Armor 4th Infantry Division in just a six months period. After his honorable discharge from the military in 1969, Joe became a licensed funeral director in the state of North Carolina, and joined his parents and brothers in 1970 to form Penland & Sons Funeral Home in Asheville. Over the next four years, he became a licensed insurance agent and licen ...
Foreword The Mobile Riverine Force Association (MRFA) was a joint venture of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, and the Army’s 9th infantry division. This mixed group of elite soldiers and sailors were instrumental during the Vietnam War in slowing the delivery of arms, armaments, and other supplies from China and Russia on the Song Ong Doc River, Ca Mau Peninsula. Before 1969 these supplies were intercepted in the open waters of the South China Sea. The reasoning behind the change in operations, agreed upon by the Joint Chiefs one year earlier, was to hit the Viet Cong at the point of the delivery, and therefore eliminating sender and receiver at the same time. In October 1970, in an area known as Area Eight, the task force’s operation, Market Time Patrol, set out to do just that. The Navy Seal Underwater Demolition Team assigned to the operation was a group originally called Team 13. Due to the sensitivity of the operation, no name was assigned to this group. The U.S. Coast Guard’s sent Squadro ...
The New Year's Day Battle of 1968 was a military engagement during the Vietnam War that began on the evening of January 1, 1968. It involved units attached to the American 25th Infantry Division and a regiment of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Contents [hide] 1 Background 2 Battle 3 Aftermath 4 In popular media 5 Bibliography Background[edit] In late 1967, Pope Paul VI had declared January 1 a day of peace and persuaded the South Vietnamese and the Americans to observe a truce. In a released statement, the Vietcong also agreed to observe a 36-hour ceasefire.[2] The American military had been patrolling the Vietnamese-Cambodian border in an effort to make contact with either North Vietnamese Army units or supply runs to the Viet Cong coming down the *** Chi Minh trail. The 25th Infantry Division had set up a two-company perimeter, with artillery 7 miles (11 km) from the Cambodian border in the Tay Ninh Province.[1] The position was located near the junction of Highways 244 and 246, close to Black Virgin ...
HISTORY: Daniel Ellsberg - VIETNAM WAR WHISTLE BLOWER December 30, 1971: Daniel Ellsberg a Defense Department analyst, and his colleague Anthony J. "Tony" Russo, Jr. were indicted by a federal grand jury for releasing the Pentagon Papers to the news media. The papers were part of a 7,000-page, top-secret history of the U.S. political and military involvement in the Vietnam War from 1945-71. In other words, their "crime" was to make the American public aware of the history of the war. (Read indictment: See the free 100-page Teaching Guide from the Zinn Education Project on Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers, the Vietnam War and the film, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 1954, Ellsberg left Harvard for the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a platoon leader and company commander in the Marine 2nd Infantry Division, and after satisfying his two year Reserve Officer commitment, was discharged from the Corps as a first lieutenant in 1957.]
I have been studying the history of the Vietnam War's My Lai Incident recently, and have come to see Major General Samuel W. Koster, the commander of the Americal Division (officially the 23rd Infantry Division), the U.S. Army contingent a portion of which initiated the massacre at My Lai, as a personal hero of mine. I feel that Koster was unfairly punished for, as Lt. Gen. Jonathan O. Seaman, the superior officer who decided General Koster's punishment claimed, not doing all he could to investigate the slaughter at My Lai and uncover the truth about the matter, and most wrongfully, as his penalty for same, being demoted to Brigadier General, being stripped of his hard-won Distinguished Service Medal, and then being censured in the form of a letter from General Seaman castigating him for, in Seaman's opinion, not doing all that he could have in bringing the My Lai matter to light. I also don't care for the hatchet job performed--no, to use the proper word, EXECUTED--on General Koster by author Thomas Ri . ...
Henry Everett "Hank" Emerson (born May 28, 1925) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general best known for being the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea[2] during the mid-1970s, when Colin Powell served as a battalion commander.[2][3] Emerson is a 1947 graduate of the United States Military Academy. Career [edit] Emerson gained recognition during the Vietnam War for his tactical ability on the battlefield. His tactics, as a commander were novel.[3] He conceived aerial reconnaissance and combat methods that were employed effectively against the Viet Cong. These included a checkerboard concept that involves small groups covering grid squares to seek out an enemy, jitterbug tactics which are complex maneuvers using helicopters to surround an enemy. To the unitiated this would seem jittery like the dance, and Eagle Flights which were helicopters loaded with local soldiers and flown in quickly to assist foreign troops in certain situations.[4] [5] He demonstrated that American soldier ...
A small town Soldier's account of his Military stint, primarily during his time in the Vietnam War with the 9th Infantry Division in 1968-69. Transport yourself back to another time with One Soldier's Story, the war memoir and book by Jim Akers of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Put yoursel...
James Jones (November 6, 1921 – May 9, 1977) was an American author known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity, which was adapted for the big screen immediately and made into television series a generation later. James Ramon Jones was born and raised in Robinson, Illinois, the son of Ramon and Ada M. (née Blessing) Jones. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1939 and served in the 25th Infantry Division 27th Infantry Regiment before and during World War II, first in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, then in combat on Guadalcanal at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse, where he was wounded in action. He also went to Vietnam as a journalist during the Vietnam War. His wartime experiences inspired some of his most famous works, the so-called war trilogy. He witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to his first published novel, From Here to Etern ...
Here is a decorated Vietnam vet, a republican. I'm wondering if the republicans are blocking his nomination simply because he was nominated by Obama?? Way to go, republicans. Chuck Hagel: Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the United States Army infantry from 1967 to 1968. Holding the rank of Sergeant (E-5), he served as an infantry squad leader in the 9th Infantry Division.[10] Hagel served in the same infantry squad as his younger brother Tom, and they are believed to be the only American siblings to do so during the Vietnam War.[11] They also ended up saving each other's lives on separate occasions.[11] While serving during the war, he received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.[12] After returning from Vietnam, he worked as a radio newscaster and talk show host in Omaha from 1969 to 1971[13] while finishing college on VA assistance under the GI Bill.[14] In 1971, Hagel was hired as a staffer for Congress .. ...
MG CHARLES ROGERS   Charles Calvin Rogers (September 6, 1929 – September 21, 1990) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.     Biography Charles Rogers joined the U.S. Army from Institute, West Virginia in 1962, and by 1968 was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. On November 1, 1968, 1st Battalion was manning a fire support base in the Fishhook region near the Cambodian border when it came under heavy attack. Rogers rallied his men in the defense of the base and, despite being several times wounded, continued to lead the battalion until the attack was repulsed. For his actions during the battle, Lieutenant Colonel Rogers was nominated for the Medal of Honor. His nomination was approved and, on May 14, 1970, Rogers and 11 other servicemen were presented with Medals of Honor by President Richard Nixon at a c ...
Phillip Buford Davidson, Jr. (Nov 26, 1915 – Feb 7, 1996) American Lieutenant general, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was born on November 26, 1915 in Hachita, New Mexico. Davidson attended West Point, graduating in 1939. During World War II, he served as assistant intelligence officer in the 96th Infantry Division. Later, he served as a squadron commander in George Patton's Third Army. Following the War, he was assigned as an instructor to the Army's School of Intelligence in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Starting in 1948 and continuing throughout the Korean War, Davidson was chief, Plans and Estimates Branch, in General Douglas MacArthur's intelligence office. It was during this time that occurred one of the US Army's greatest intelligence failures in history - the failure to predict Chinese entry into the Korean War. In 1969, while assigned as commanding General of the Army training center at Fort Ord, California, Davidson was the respondent in the United States Supr ...
The Battle of Dak To was a major engagement of the Vietnam War and was fought from November 3 to 22, 1967. US & Republic of Vietnam: Major General William R. Peers 16,000 men North Vietnam & Viet Cong: General Hoang Minh Thao Tran The Mon 6,000 men In the summer of 1967, the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) initiated a series of attacks in western Kontum Province. To counter these, Major General William R. Peers commenced Operation Greeley using elements of the 4th Infantry Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade. This was designed to sweep PAVN forces from the jungle-covered mountains of the region. After a series of sharp engagements, contact with PAVN forces diminished in August leading the Americans to believe that they had withdrawn back across the border into Cambodia and Laos. After a quiet September, US intelligence reported that PAVN forces around Pleiku were moving into Kontum in early October. This shift increased PAVN strength in the area to around division level. The PAVN plan was to utilize t ...
Today in history: 12 December 1967: The newly arrived 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE" fires its first shots of the Vietnam War when its 4.2" mortars provide indirect fire support to 25th Infantry Division units near Cu Chi.
U.S. Army veteran Jim Roberson, a 1st Lieutenant with the 9th Infantry Division, was a combat platoon leader during the Vietnam War.
SFC Konelio Pele was assigned to the Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division based in Hawaii and was deployed in Vietnam under the command of Major General Carpenter. On July 25, 1966, SFC Konelio Pele was awarded the Silver Star, the third highest medal for valor, for his gallant service in the field of battle during the Vietnam War. SFC Pele served in three wars and was awarded a Bron ze medal, two Purple Hearts, and three Combat Infantryman Badges. On July 25, 1966, the Department of the Army issued General Orders: Number 4997 awarding SFC Konelio Pele the Silver Star for his actions on May 29, 1966. The citation states: Sergeant First Class Pele distinguished himself on 29 May 1966 while serving as a platoon sergeant securing a landing zone in the Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam. When his platoon moved out from the landing zone to render assistance to other elements of the company that were pinned down by a large Viet Cong force, Sergeant First Class Pele repeatedly exposed himself to ...
.U.S. soldier accused of Afghan rampage faces evidence hearing By Bill Rigby | Reuters – 1 hr 0 mins ago.. . . Reuters/Reuters - Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, (R) 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is seen during an exercise …more SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier accused of gunning down 16 Afghan villagers in a drunken rampage will face the military version of a preliminary hearing on Monday to determine if there is sufficient evidence to send him to a court martial. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan who could face the death penalty if convicted, is accused of walking off his base under cover of darkness and opening fire on civilians in their homes in at least two villages in March. The shooting of mostly women and children in Afghanistan's Kandahar province marked the worst civilian slaughter by U.S. forces since the Vietnam War a ...
This show is dedicated to: General Ware, Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division killed September 13, 1968. His command helicopter crashed near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War. Dying In Indian Country This is the true story of an American tribal member
This web site is in honor of the Vietnam Veterans and their families. It includes many VetLinks for those in need of information in support of VA claims and Social Security Claims. History of the 25th Infantry Division, the Vietnam War, the Koren War and information on my tour of duty while with the...
I uploaded a video 173rd Airborne Brigade 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam War
I uploaded a video 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning in the Vietnam War
1971 movie I shot during Vietnam War. Footage on truck ride from LZ Bronco to LZ Liz south of Chu Lai near Duc Pho. Bases for 23rd Infantry, 11th Brigade. LZ...
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