Chapter

The Division Rotates Home

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/9780813126470.003.0012
The Division Rotates Home

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In June, the 9th Division received word that it was to rotate to the United States, and units began to prepare to stand down. The 2nd Brigade terminated operations on 4 July; the 1st Brigade on 23 July; and on 26 July, the 3rd Brigade went under operational control of II Field Force, Vietnam. The 9th Infantry Division's mission when it was introduced into the Delta was to deny the Communists access to the resources of the region and to improve security, to make possible the political and social aspects of the GVN's pacification program. That mission was accomplished.

Keywords: United States; Vietnam; Mekong Delta; 9th Infantry; Communists; GVN pacification

Chapter.  2159 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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