Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
173d Airborne Brigade (Sep)
1963 - 1971
"All gave some - Some gave all"
Renderings of military insignia:
Combat Infantryman Badge
173rd Airborne Brigade
The Australian Army
New Zealand Armed Forces
Location. 38° 52.734′ N, 77° 4.158′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch 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, American Ex-Prisoners of War (about 300 feet away); U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 (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 & Space • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Vietnam •
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