Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
9th Infantry Division / “The Old Reliables”
“The Old Reliables”
Inactive from 1962 to 1966, the 9th Infantry Division again was tapped for active service in Vietnam. The Division trained at Fort Riley, Kansas, and deployed to Vietnam in 1967. There the 9th fought with distinction in 8 campaigns as part of the Riverine Force. The Division left Vietnam in the summer of 1969 and was inactive for 3 years. In 1972 the “Old Reliables” were reactivated at Fort Lewis, Washington, where they tested new organizational concepts and equipment until deactivated
Erected 1993 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 32° 25.592′ N, 86° 16.968′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Johnson Avenue east of Lower Wetumpka Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Johnson Avenue, Montgomery AL 36110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own (a few steps from this marker); Camp Sheridan (a few steps from this marker); 37th Division The Buckeye Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickett Springs / “The Best Public Resort” (approx. half a mile away); Airman First Class John L. Levitow Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple (approx. 2˝ miles away); Combat Skyspot (approx. 2˝ miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
The marker reports that the 9th Infantry arrived in Vietnam in 1967. A member of the 9th wrote in to report that he was “in the 9th and in Vietnam in 1966 amphibious on the landing in Vung Tao, and on to BearCat” and has photos and mail to prove it.
— Submitted July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2014, by Ron McCants of Atlanta, GA - Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.