101ST AIRBORNE PATCH

101st Airborne
Yearbook 1968

There is a Soldier
Arrival
Decision Makers
Support
Tet  68
Jeb Stuart
LLRP's
Brothers in Combat
Carentan I
Vietnam People
Carentan II
Battle of Phouoc Yen
Delaware
Serts
Somersetplain
Nevada Eagle
Battle Nuike Mtn 
III Corps Fighting
Awards

Departure
Memorial

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COMBAT MISSIONS OF THE 1ST BRIGADE


 

Decision Makers

  On 13 December 1967, I arrived, with my staff at  Bien Hoa Air Base and reported to General Westmoreland, "The 101st Airborne Division reports for combat in Vietnam."  After a short in-country training period, you were ready to meet and defeat the enemy.  Uniting with our 1st Brigade, the Division once again became a balanced fighting force.  You have written with blood and sweat, your place in history, and continue to fulfill the Division's "Rendezvous with Destiny"  Bien Hoa, Phouc Vinh, Cu Chik, Song Be, Phan Rang, Phan Thiet, Bao Loc, Hue, Phu Bai, Phouc Yen, La Chu, Veghel, Pinky, Bastogne, Sally and Eagle are familiar names, recalling enduring memories to us all.

MG. O. M. Barsanti




 




















 
    Following the gallant precedents set by the 1st Brigade the Screaming Eagles wasted little time bringing their awesome might upon the enemy.  A new generation of paratroopers began shaping history as their predecessors had in Normandy, Holland and Bastogne.
    From the defense of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon to the repulse of the enemy in at hue, the Division quickly set the pattern that was to spell success in its endeavors.
    While waiting patiently waiting the time when the full Division would be together once again, Screaming Eagles proved their proficiency and flexibility as they fought side by side with the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.........both the ARVN and U.S.
    The first year in Vietnam has been successful in every respect.  Men and units of the Division have defeated the Viet Cong Infrastructure, paced the accomplishments of pacification, and have fashioned model relationship with the ARVN units.
    The 101st succeeded the only way it knows how........
"AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!"

MG. Melvin Zais