Latitude: 11° 19' 29" N Longitude: 106° 4' 15" E
Area use / Military Branches: Former US Army 196th Inf Bde
Tay Ninh; grid 11°19'30"N 106° 4'14"E Home of the US 96th Infantry Brigade 1966-1968.
The brigade was rushed to Vietnam on 15 July 1966 via transport ships and was the first US Army infantry unit arriving on 14 August 1966 in Tay Ninh City but relocated several times because of the ever changing tactical situation...
- Tay Ninh, 1966 - 1968, Chu Lai, 1968 - 1969, Tam Ky, 1969, Phong Dien, 1969 - 1970, Hoi An, 1970 - 1971 and Da Nang, 1971 - 1973
Chain of command during the Vietnam war:
Brigade Infantry & Artillery
- 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, - 3d Battalion, 82d Artillery, - 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, - 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, - 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry
- Troop F, 8th Cavalry (Air), - Troop F, 17th Cavalry (Armored), - 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Armored), - 64th Infantry Platoon (Combat Tracker), - 48th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog), - LRRP, 196th Infantry Brigade
- 8th Support Battalion, - 175th Engineer Coy, - 23rd MP Coy, - 408th Radio Det (ASA), - 635th Mil Intelligence Det, Team 2, - 544th MP Platoon, - 687th Signal Coy, - 196th Signal Coy (Prov), - 27th Chemical Det, - 10th Public Information Det, - HHD & Band, 196th Suppt Btn (Prov), - 569th Mil Intelligence Det, - Company C, 37th Signal Btn, 1st Signal Bde.
YouTube footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK7pyC38b8M
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