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1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) The 5th Infantry Division was organized in December 1917 to participate in World War I. It arrived in France in May 1918, where the German enemy gave the men of the division their name, Red Devils. During World War II, the 5th deployed to Iceland, England and Ireland before taking part in the invasion at Normandy. In July 1968, the 1st Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division (Mech.) was deployed for overseas duty in the Republic of Vietnam, while the remainder of the division stayed at Fort Carson, Colo. The mission of the 1st Brigade is twofold: to conduct major operations against NVA elements and to provide peace and freedom to the residents of the Quang Tri area. The Brigade divides its time between search and clear, cordon and sweep operations, working with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. In November 1970 the Red Devils were honored by President Nguyen Van Thieu for their recovery operations following the disastrous floods in Quang Tri Province. Also, the last months of 1970 and early 1971 saw a massive resettlement program for South Vienamese conducted by the brigade. Elements of the 1st Brigade swept down Route 9 in early February 1971 to join the reoccupation of the abandoned Marine base at Khe Sanh as part of the huge operation to eliminate a North Vietnamese buildup along the Laotain frontier.

1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Links
  The 1st Brigade, 5th Mechanized Infantry Division in Vietnam

The 5th Mechanized Infantry Division "Red Diamond"

Society of the Fifth Division

Society of the Fifth Division
Unit Histories From Northern Most published by the 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech) Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam Fall, 1970

Alpha Troop, 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry
The advance party of 1st Brigade 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) included most of A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry (which consisted of 5 officers and 220 enlisted men).

Deployment of Divisions and Brigades to Vietnam

5th Infantry Division allitle history and Links from Military.com

Valorous Unit Award is awarded to the following named units of the United States Army for extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations during the period indicated.

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3d Squadron,5th Cavalry (Division Reconnaissance)

A Troop 4th Squadron, 12th US Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

Bulletin Board for Society of the Fifth Division

History of the 5th Infantry Division "We Will"

Company P (Ranger), 75th Infantry

Ranger History Unit Major Command in Vietnam

US Army Rangers, History, Vietnam



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