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173d Airborne Brigade (Sep)

1963 - 1971

 
 
173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 11, 2009
1. 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration of all Sky Soldiers whose valor and sacrifice in defense of South Vietnam must never be forgotten.

"All gave some - Some gave all"

Renderings of military insignia:
Combat Infantryman Badge
173rd Airborne Brigade
Paratrooper Badge

The Australian Army
"Sky Soldier"
New Zealand Armed Forces

 
Location. 38° 52.734′ N, 77° 4.158′ 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. Chaplains Hill (a few steps from this marker); 63rd Infantry Division (within shouting 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); Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines of African and Asian-Pacific Descent (within shouting distance of this marker); Swiss Internees (about 300 feet away,
173d Airborne Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
2. 173d Airborne Brigade Marker
Since the original marker submission, the marker has been replaced with this new version which reads:

In commemoration of all Sky Soldiers whose valor and sacrifice in defense of freedom must never be forgotten.

"All gave some - Some gave all"

Renderings of military insignia:
Combat Infantryman Badge
173rd Airborne Brigade
Combat Action Badge

The Australian Army insignia
Paratrooper insignia
New Zealand Armed Forces insignia
measured in a direct line); American Ex-Prisoners of War (about 300 feet away); U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. 173rd Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the 173rd Brigade Combat Team. The brigade was the first major United States Army ground formation deployed in Vietnam, serving there May 1965–1971 and losing almost 1,800 soldiers. Noted for its roles in Operation Hump and Operation Junction City, the 173rd is best known for the Battle of Dak To, where it suffered heavy casualties in close combat with North Vietnamese forces. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for the 503rd Infantry Regiment. The maneuver battalions of the Vietnam era brigade trace their lineage to the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, which successfully assaulted the fortress island of Corregidor in the Philippines by parachute and waterborne operations during WWII, thereby earning its first Presidential Unit Citation and the nickname "The Rock".
173d Airborne Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
3. 173d Airborne Brigade Marker
... The 2nd Bn (Abn), 503rd Inf. participated in the only combat jump of the Vietnam war during "Operation Junction City" in 1967. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Army; Medal of Honor recipients; 503rd Infantry Regiment.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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