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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Vietnamese Airborne Division and Their Advisors

 
 
The Vietnamese Airborne Division Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. The Vietnamese Airborne Division Marker




Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory
of the
paratroopers (Mu-Do) of the Vietnamese Airborne Division
(Su-Doan Nhay Du) and their advisors (Co Van),
the Red Hats and Red Markers
of
Advisory Team 162, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MAC-V)
who fought for freedom and democracy
in Vietnam

1960-1975

"Airborne All The Way"
"Nhay Du Co Gang"


[Renderings of U.S and Republic of Vietnam paratrooper and airborne insignia and of the paratroopers' red beret.]
 
Location. 38° 52.749′ N, 77° 4.177′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. Marker is in Section 33 of the National Cemetery off Grant Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Secret Army in the Kingdom of Laos. (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (within shouting distance of this marker); 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) (within shouting distance of this marker); Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines of African and Asian-Pacific Descent (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaplains Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Additional comments.
1. Society of the Vietnamese Airbonre
Is the Society still functioning? Have not any contact regarding payment of dues.

Unable to open Richard Miller's submission regarding history of Team 162. Would greatly appreciate any help in getting a copy.

My time with the team was 11/63 - 4/64. At that time it was the Vn. Airborne Brigade. Anyone in the DC area who also served on the Team?

Editor's Note: I regret we have no affiliation with the organization who erected the marker, so can't help with your question. I have removed the broken link (http://www.centex-avac.org/id78.html). Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
    — Submitted December 17, 2010, by Richard M. Esper of New Carrollton, Maryland, USA.

 
Additional keywords. ARVN
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroesMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,837 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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