Throughout history, the United States fighting man has served side
by side with soldiers of many countries.
The conflict in the Republic of Vietnam finds yet another ally at
our side....The Vietnamese soldier.
Since the start of the war, our men have conducted all major
operations with the Vietnamese. Today. nearly all major operations
are joint operations. So successful have these combined forces been
that major American field commanders have praised their Vietnamese
counterparts as combat equals.
The 1st Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam has
compiled an especially impressive record, combining with this Division
to kill more than 18,000 enemy since February, 1968. The pacification
programs of the two Divisions have resulted in more than 30 secure
They have pacified Thua Thien province to the extent the Hue Phu
Bai railroad line has become operative after months of labor,
providing a large boost to the economy of the area.
Maj. Gen. Ngo Quang Troung, commander of the 1st ARVN Division
has worked hand-in-hand with Maj. Gen. Melvin Zais in pursuit of the
enemy and pacification of Tua Thien province.
With this cooperation among the two Divisions and its leaders,
Thua Thien province is now a better place for the Vietnamese families
to grow and prosper.