· Beautiful, High Quality Dark Walnut Frame.

      with Velvet Backing

· Hang on the Wall or Stand on the Desk

· Contains:

             Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

             Maps of III Corps

             Order of Battle

             Major Battles and Operations

 

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199th Light Infantry Brigade, Large Framed

The item contains a shoulder sleeve insignia encased in a  beautiful dark walnut 11"x14" frame.  The frame can be hung on the wall or set on a desk.  The background contains  historic details of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade's years in Vietnam:  Map of  III Corps, and Major Operations.

Product Summary

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The motto of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade was Light, Swift, and Accurate.  With a deteriorating situation in South Vietnam, as the North Vietnamese sent regular forces and sustained the Viet Cong irregulars in the south, the Army responded on March 23, 1966 by forming the 199th Light Infantry Brigade.  It was formed from the 2nd Bn., 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Bn., 7th Infantry Regiment, and the 4th Bn., 12th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning Georgia.  Later the 5th Bn. 12th Infantry Regiment was assigned.  The Brigade was made up primarily of unencumbered infantry for rapid deployment but sustained operations to shore up defenses around the capital city of Saigon.  November 28, 1966 an advance party of the Brigade arrived in Vietnam at Long Binh, destined to be their main base. 

 

Soon after deployment in country it’s Battalions were immediately involved in Operation Uniontown to clear the area around the Long Binh complex. The Brigade’s first combat air assault was conducted December 17th by the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry.

 

The Brigade’s main base at Bien Hoa was named  Camp Frenzell-Jones to honor two of the brigade’s first casualties from this unit.  The 199th LIB's responsibility was to secure the Northwest infiltration routes into and around Saigon, Long Binh, and Bien Hoa. The unit distinguished itself, helping turn the tide of the Tet offensive in 1968.  It helped secure Bien Hoa airbase, destroy Viet Cong Headquarters at Phu Tho racetrack and fought house to house in the Cholon district of Saigon, fighting against the 274th and 275th Viet Cong Regiments.  The unit fought primarily in the areas of War Zone D, Xuan Luc, Bien Hoa, the Pineapple Plantation, and around Saigon.  During the Cambodia invasion the 199th secured the area know as the Iron Triangle north of Saigon.

 

The unit earned the Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Valorous Unit Award.  After redeployment from Vietnam, the Brigade was transferred to Fort Benning Georgia and disbanded.

SKU/Item Number: VMAFL-199

199th Light Infantry Brigade Patch and History,

Large, Framed

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