Chapter

A Total Division Effort

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126470
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135656 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0011
A Total Division Effort

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This book has focused primarily on the combat capabilities of infantrymen and their direct support organizations: the artillery, air cavalry, assault helicopters, Air Force, and Navy. Many other units not specifically mentioned—such as the 45th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog), the 65th Infantry Platoon (Combat Tracker), the Air Cushion Vehicle Platoon, the 1097th Transportation Company (Medium Boat), and the 15th Engineer Combat Battalion—also participated in ferreting out and destroying the enemy. Yet, all units of the division contributed to its combat success. The importance of the medical battalion needs no explanation. The 9th Signal Battalion provided outstanding communications. The aircraft and other equipment were maintained and repaired by the 709th Maintenance Battalion. The unflinching dedication to duty and the outstanding performance of all the brave men and women of the 9th Infantry Division and its supporting units in Vietnam contributed to its unsurpassed combat record from February 1967 through July 1969.

Keywords: medical battalion; Vietnam; military support; Air Force; U.S. Army

Chapter.  940 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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