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101st Airborne Division

 
 
101st Airborne Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
1. 101st Airborne Division Marker
Inscription.  
"The 101st has no history but it has a rendezvous with destiny."
Major General William C. Lee
Aug 19, 1942
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, VietnamWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.997′ N, 77° 4.005′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Memorial is on Memorial Drive near Schley Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armored Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); "Price of Freedom" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Evelyn Byrd (about 300 feet away); Women in Military Service for America Memorial (about 400 feet away); World War II Killed in Action Memorial (about 600 feet away); The 23rd Regimental Combat Team in Korea (about 600 feet away); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 700 feet away); The Embassy Bombings (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Additional commentary.
101 Airbourne Division (Airmobile) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
2. 101 Airbourne Division (Airmobile)
Republic of Vietnam 1965 - 1972 Battle Casualties *20,390* Campaigns Defense Counteroffensive Counteroffensive Phase II Counteroffensive Phase III Tet Counteroffensive Counteroffensive Phase IV Counteroffensive Phase V Counteroffensive Phase VI Tet 69 Counteroffensive Summer - Fall 1969 Winter - Spring 1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Counteroffensive Phase VII Consolidation I Consolidation II
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1. Unit engraving
The 265th RRC (ABN), a tactical Intelligence unit of the then-Army Security Agency, was not included when the division's units were engraved on the monument. The 265th RRC was added to the monument in 2005 but was engraved on the back of the low wall, the symbolism befitting a unit that operated 'in the shadows' during their entire tour 1967-1972.
    — Submitted June 13, 2012, by Douglas W. Bonnot of Jonesborough, Tennessee.
 
101st Airborne Division World War II image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
3. 101st Airborne Division World War II
European Theater of Operations June 6, 1944 - May 9, 1945 Battle Casualties *9328* Campaigns Normandy Ardennes - Alsace Rhineland Central Europe
Inscription On Wall Panel Behind Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
4. Inscription On Wall Panel Behind Statue
101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) Republic of Vietnam Areas of Action Phan Rang * Tuy Hoa * Quin Nhon * Phan Thiet Hue * Song Be * Dak To * An Khe A Shau Valley * Hiua Thien * Dong Ap Bia * Vinh Loc Quang Tri * Phuoc Yen * Mia Loc * Bach Ma Firebases Ripcord * Currahee * Airborne * Birmingham
Inscription on Wall Panel Behind Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
5. Inscription on Wall Panel Behind Statue
Decorations World War II Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation - Normandy Presidential Unit Citation - Bastogne French Croix de Guerre with Palm - Normandy Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm - Bastogne Belgain Fourragere - 1940 Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army Netherlands Orange Lanyard Presidential Unit Citation * Dak To Vietnam 1966 - 1st Brigade Valorous Unit Award * Tuy Hoa * 1st Brigade Meritorious Unit Commendation Vietnam 1965-1966 1st Brigade Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - Vietnam 1966-1967 - 1st Brigade Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - Vietnam 1968-1969 Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal First Class - Vietnam 1968-1970 Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - 1971 Presidential Unit Citation - Dong Ap Bia - 3rd Brigade - 1969 Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - Vietnam 1968 - 2nd Brigade
Inscription on Wall Panel Behind Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
6. Inscription on Wall Panel Behind Statue
101sr Airborne Division World War II Areas of Action St. Come-du-Mont * Ste. Marie-du-Mont La Barquiette Douve River Crossings * The Causeways * Carentan Eindoven * Zon * Best * St. Oedenrode Eerde Heeswijk * Dinther * Vegihee * The Island Bastogne * Noville Foy * Bourgy * Bizory * Wardin Moder River * Berchtesgaden
101st Airborne Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
7. 101st Airborne Division Marker
265th RRC on reverse of monument. The main 101st Airborne monument can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,344 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 23, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   7. submitted on September 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Jun. 28, 2022