1st Infantry Division Patch and History

The item contains a shoulder Sleeve Insignia enclosed in a protective sleeve and a  statistical card with the history of the 1st ID in Vietnam, commanders, Map of III Corps, Major  Operations and Medal of Honor Winners. The card is 9"h by 12"w. In mint condition. Enclosed in a  protective cover.

Product Summary

· Enclosed in a protective sleeve.

· Contains:

                 Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

                 Map of  III Corps

                 Division Commanders

                 Major Operations

 

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The ‘Big Red One’ arrived in Vietnam from Fort Riley, KS as the first elements of infantry in Vietnam.  Division Headquarters were established at Di An by January of 1966.  Division Artillery provided support from Phu Loi.  By November, along Highway 13 the division was involved in its first major operation at Bau Bang and later at Ap Nha Mat.  The division operated in the III Corps area of Vietnam.  Areas that became well know for the ferocity of the fighting and the indomitable spirit of the Big Red One included the Michelen Rubber Plantation, War Zone C, the Iron Triangle, and Thunder Road (Hwy 13).

In numerous division operations at Ap Tau, Minh Thanh Road, Loc Ninh, Ap Gu and others the division accounted for numerous casualties to both Viet Cong and NVA units.  The division efforts in response to the 1968 Tet attacks at the Tan Son Nhut Airbase insured the defeat of the Viet Cong in that assault and secured the airbase. 

In 1969 the division participated in pacification operations in III Corps, combined operations with ARVN forces such as, joint Fire Support Bases and joint operation centers, and in development efforts along the road to Song Be to increase the self-sufficiency of ARVN forces of the 5th Division.  The division colors were returned to Fort Riley in April of 1970.  

SKU/Item Number: VMA-1

1st Infantry Division Patch and History

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