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Family Military units and History
Family Military Units Names
And Patches
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To be able to wear the C.I.B.(Combat
Infantry Badge) you had to serve in a combat area which is a little bit of hell at times. The C.I.B. is
worn on the left side of your uniform above all other metals. Also, the C.I.B. has nothing to do with the 9th Div. unless you are in the 9th Div and can wear the C.I.B.
Information by Robert Cashion

Flag Art by
Jim Davis

Sanford Bramlet


Silas Maple


John G. Bush

Germany/Normandy/B. Buldge

Bobby Gray
US Army 4 Yrs.

John L. Gray

Hubert M. Moore


2nd Inf. Dividion

War World II As part of the build up for Operation Overlord, the
Normandy invasion, the 2d Inf. Div. was transferred from Fort Sam
Houston to Ireland in October 1943. On June 7, 1944, D Day +1,
the division stormed ashore at bloody Omaha Beach. While other
units were stalled by the determined German resistance, the Indianheads
blasted through the hedgerows of Normandy. After a
fierce, 39-day battle, the 2d Inf. Div. took the vital port city
of Brest, which was liberated on Sept. 18, 1944. From
positions around St. Vith, Belgium, and throughout the Battle of the
Bulge, the 2nd Inf. Div. held fast, preventing the enemy from seizing
key roads leading to the cities of Liege and Antwerp. Resuming the offensive
on Feb. 6, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht.


Charlie P. Davis

Mechanized Cavalry

Since World War II, the old regiment numbers and battle honors have been carried on to other battlefields. During the Vietnam War, despite the prevalence of jungle terrain, ten cavalry squadrons and a cavalry regiment saw combat. Air cavalry participated in the Grenada and Panama invasions. Most recently, two armored cavalry regiments, two air cavalry squadrons, and seven ground cavalry squadrons took part in Operation Desert Storm. Today the US Cavalry is a complex and versatile force that carries out the traditional missions of reconnaissance and security. There are five major types of cavalry forces in the US Army: division light cavalry; division armored cavalry; the armored cavalry regiment; and the light cavalry regiment; and air cavalry. Each of these forces is designed to support the reconnaissance and security needs of its parent division or corps.


T5 Frank Lindenmier
(CBI) India, Engineers
Photo from Mary Hodges, Lindenmier


SGT Hubert R. Moore

9th INF Division
"Old Reliables"

The Octofoil shoulder patch of the 9th Infantry Division dates from the 15th Century when it was customary for each son in a family to have an individual mark of distinction. Under the rules of heraldry there are eight foils or positions. The Octofoil went to the ninth son, symbolic of him being surrounded by eight brothers. The symbolism of the Octofoil makes it a logical and correct insignia for the 9th Infantry Division. The red quaterfoil of the patch alludes to the Artillery, while the blue one represents the Infantry. The 9th Infantry Division arrived in Vietnam on 16 Dec 66 from Ft Riley, KS and departed Vietnam for Ft Lewis, WA on 27 Aug 69. 9th Infantry Division ("Octofoil") Maj. Gen. Louis A. Craig 39, 47, and 60 Infantry Regiments 26, 34, 60, and 84 Field Artillery Battalions 15 Engineer Combat Battalion 38 Cav Reconnaissance Squadron (attached) 746 Tank Battalion 376 and 413 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalions The division fought in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and the Hurtgen Forest


SP/4 Ronnie Moore

8th TC GRP 1st LOG COMMAND 2nd Trans Co. Second to None

The 2nd Trans Co. was deactivated after WWII and then reactivated in Vietnam.
2nd TC Medium Truck (18 wheeler) Phu Tai Motor transport service in RVN was provided mainly by two transportation Motor Transport Groups: the 48th Group, with headquarters at Long Binh, operated in the southern area of the country; the 8th Group headquarters, located at Qui Nhon, provided motor transport logistical support in the vicinity of Duc Pho, Pleiku, and Dak To. The operations of both groups encompassed local and line hauls and port clearance.
My loads were JP/4, DF, Av gas, MO Gas, Misc.

Roger Dale Maple
2nd. BN 4th. ARTY. REGT.
b. JULY 8,1948 MAY 2,1971

2nd Infantry Division

Vietnam Veteran Locator

9th Infantry Division

mechanized cavalry

Army Transportation Association Vietnam

2nd Trans Co.

Remembering the 444th Trans Vietnam

The Long Tough Road Vietnam

Guntrucks of Ambush Alley

Guntruck Pictures Keeping the Convoy Safe

Guntruck Video Clips

1st Log Command Vietnam

Army Units patches and crest

Found Dog Tags From Vietnam


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