1st Marine 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 Marine Division in Vietnam:  Map of I Corps, and Major Operations. The card is 9"h by 12"w. In mint condition. Enclosed in a  protective cover.

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In January, 1966 the headquarters of the 1st Marine Division arrived in Vietnam. In 1965, the 7th Marines participated in Operations Starlite and Piranha, the first major engagements for American ground troops in South Vietnam. March 1966 saw the 1st Marine Division Headquarters established at Chu Lai. By June, the entire division was in South Vietnam. Its zone of operation was the southern two provinces of I Corps – Quang Tin and Quang Ngai.

 Between March and October 1966 to May 1967, the division conducted 44 named operations. Major engagements included Harvest Moon, Operations Hastings and Union I and II. In these operations and throughout their tour in Vietnam, 1st Marine Division units decisively defeated the enemy.  Place names now recorded in Marine Corps history were major success stories for the 1st Marine Division: Hue; Khe Sanh; the Batangan Peninsula; Marble Mountain; and the Que Son Valley.

During the 1968 Tet Offensive, the division was involved in fierce fighting with both Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army elements, most notably in the provincial capital of Hue, first securing the area south of the Perfume River then the famous Citadel in Hue proper.  Throughout its area of operation, members of the 1st, 5th, 7th, and attached 26th and 27th Marines, and their supporting units, were successful in battle against their NVA and Viet Cong enemy.  After six years of successful and heroic combat in Vietnam, the 1st Marine Division returned in 1971 to Camp Pendleton.  

SKU/Item Number: VMA-1M

1st Marine Division Patch and History

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· Enclosed in a protective sleeve.

· Contains:

                 Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

                 Map of  I Corps

                 Division Commanders

                 Major Operations


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