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23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
23rd Infantry Division (Americal) The 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) is the largest infantry division operating in South Vietnam with three light infantry brigades and a squadron of armored cavalry. The division got its start in the rugged terrain of Military Region 1 in mid-April 1967 when it was known as Task Force Oregon. Its mission at that time was to ease pressure on Marines operating near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Throughout 1970 and early 1971 the men, "under the Southern Cross," continued to aggressively pursue their mission in Quang Tin and Quang Ngai Provinces. The heavily populated and rice-rich coastal plains were protected from severe enemy threats; the trace of control held by the government of the Republic of Vietnam was firmly extended and promoted throughout the area; and North Vietnam regular and Viet Cong forces were interdicted and destroyed in Operations Frederick Hill, Geneva Park and Pennsylvania Square. Pacification operations, an integral part of the 23rd's program, were increased monthly, reaching a high of 560 in December 1970. When typhoons Kate and Joan hit in October and November 1970, the 23rd Division reacted swiftly to bring relief to thousands of refugees. Large quantities of food and building supplies were provided and engineer units cleared roads and rebuilt bridges.

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Dedication:
The Americal Division Veterans Association is dedicated as a living memorial to all veterans of the Americal Division and is pledged to foster true American patriotism, social and welfare activities for all members, allegiance to the United States Government, and its flag, and to perpetuate the traditions and history of the Americal Division of the United States Army.

23rd Infantry Division

23rd Infantry Division (AMERICAL) Casualty Report Codes

US Army in Vietnam Order of Battle: Arrivals and Departures
23rd Infantry (Americal) Division
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48th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog): Unit History (Vietnam), 23rd Infantry Division

History of the 23rd Infantry Division Americal

The 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, United States Army in the Republic of Vietnam – (1967 to 1972)
This site is dedicated to the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th & 196th Light Infantry Brigades of the 23rd Infantry Division (AmeriCal) as well as it's supporting units, who fought and died in Vietnam by those of us who remain. This site contains numerous photos, documents, articles, stories, maps, etc. collected from both official and unofficial sources concerning combat in Vietnam by the soldiers of a US Army infantry battalion.



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