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  US 75th Infantry Division
Shifting to the Seventh Army area in AlsaceLorraine, the 75th crossed the Colmar Canal, 1 February, and took part in the liberation of Colmar and in the determined fighting between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains.
From 13 to 23 March, the 75th patrolled a sector along the west bank of the Rhine from Wesel to Homburg and probed enemy defenses at night.
Pursuance of the enemy continued as the 75th cleared the Haard Forest, 1 April, crossed the DortmundEms Canal on the 4th, and cleared the approaches to Dortmund, which fell to the 95th Division, 13 April.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/u/us/us_75th_infantry_division.html   (480 words)

  
 The Army Black Beret
US Army advisers to Vietnamese airborne forces wore the Vietnamese maroon beret during the Vietnam War.
The 75th Ranger Regiment and we of the post-Korean and Vietnam era who maintained the high standards and qualities demanded of those who wear the Ranger Tab had struggled for too long to be allowed to wear the beret to have it now worn by just any soldier.
Prior to the US Army Rangers adopting the fl beret in the mid-1970s, it was worn by armor troops at Fort Knox, Ky., and by those in armored cavalry units.
www.army.mil /features/beret/beret.htm   (5760 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: Infantry
Infantry was the primary combat arm of the period, as a result of multiple factors, including the cultural bias toward hand-to-hand combat and the relatively limited effectiveness of ranged weapons.
Modern-day mechanized infantry is supported by armored fighting vehicles, artillery, and aircraft, but along with light infantry, which does not use armored fighting vehicles, is still the only kind of military force that can take and hold ground, and thus remains essential to fighting wars.
Infantry traditionally have been the main force to overrun these units in the past, and in modern combat are used to pursue enemy forces in constricted terrain (urban areas in particular), where faster forces, such as armored vehicles are incapable of going or would be exposed to ambush.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Infantry   (4663 words)

  
 frontline: ambush in mogadishu: us rangers: what do rangers do?
The 75th Ranger Regiment, composed of three Ranger battalions (1st, 2nd and 3rd), is the premier light-infantry unit of the United States Army, part of the army's Special Operations Command.
Considered the masters of special light infantry operations the Rangers' expertise is in attack missions to temporarily seize and secure key objectives and other operations requiring unique capabilities.
They remained out of action for the rest of the 50s and much of the 60s until they were reactivated under the 75th Infantry Regiment.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ambush/rangers/what.html   (521 words)

  
 List of military divisions by number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of military divisions of all nationalities organised by number.
Divisions may be infantry, airborne, cavalry, mechanized or armoured.
German 21st Luftwaffe Field Division (formerly the Meindl Division)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_military_divisions_by_number   (161 words)

  
 75th Division (Training Support)
In November 1945 the 75th Infantry Division was de-activated at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.
The 75th MAC was one of two prototype units, along with a sister unit, the 87th MAC in Birmingham, Alabama.
The 75th received training responsibility for all the units west of the Mississippi River, while the 87th conducted similar operations in the eastern third of the U.S. In the early 1960s the MAC continued to grow and accepts new training responsibilities like furnishing umpires and controllers for command post and field training exercises.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/75d.htm   (2043 words)

  
 Gen Stroh I&E Story
Beyond the 424th on the divisions southern flank was the 28th Infantry Division.
Combat Team 112 was attached to the 106th Infantry Division and with the 424th held against German attacks south of St. Vith.
Facing the division was a division identified as one which had been in the attack on St. Vith.
www.mm.com /user/jpk/stroh.htm   (5733 words)

  
 Panama - Operation Just Cause
Before H-Hour, American forces in Panama numbered nearly thirteen thousand troops, including the 193d Infantry Brigade, a battalion from the 7th Infantry Division a mechanized battalion from the 5th Infantry Division, two companies of Marines, and an assortment of military police, Air Force, and Navy personnel.
Later on D-Day, and during the next few days, an additional seven thousand troops-mostly from the 7th Infantry Division (L) and the 16th Military Police Brigade and various civil affairs and psychological operations units-arrived to relieve the assault forces, engage in stability operations, and help establish the new government.
Just as it was important for President Bush to explain to the American people the reason for US intervention in Panama, informing the local population of the US military intent in Panama was crucial in order to obtain their support.
www.psywarrior.com /panama.html   (1732 words)

  
 Lone Sentry: The 75th: The Story of the 75th Infantry Division -- WWII G.I. Stories Booklet
HEN the 75th was activated at Ft. Leonard Wood back in 1943, it was not only the first division organized in Missouri, but it also was the Army's youngest.
The division was assigned to a sector which extended from a point opposite the town of Wesel, later seized by British commandos, to Dulsburg.
Whatever the new role for the division may be, men of the 75th know their record is strong — a record that speaks for itself.
www.lonesentry.com /gi_stories_booklets/75thinfantry   (5227 words)

  
 Tours International - Military Tours - 75th Infantry Division 60th Anniversary D-Day Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Infantry first entered combat at the height of the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest single pitched battle in the history of the United States Army fought by Americans since Gettysburg.
SS Panzer Division and the nearby monument to the 75
Infantry Division had earned its nickname "The Bulgebusters" after its baptism of fire in the Ardennes.
www.tours-international.com /75iditin.htm   (1055 words)

  
 75th Ranger Regiment
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a flexible, highly trained and rapidly deployable light infantry force with specialized skills that enable it to be employed against a variety of conventional and Special Operations targets.
Commandos, termed Rangers in the U.S. Army, are elite light infantry units, organized and trained to conduct raids and long-range reconnaissance and to seize critical points on the battlefield.
U.S. soldiers led guerrillas against Japanese patrols in the jungles of the Philippines and pushed through uncharted paths in the rugged mountains of northern Burma to strike at the enemy rear.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/75rr.htm   (1550 words)

  
 US Army Ranger History: Vietnam War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The 75th Ranger Regiment is linked directly and historically to the 13 Infantry Companies of the 75th that were active in Vietnam from February 1, 1969 until August 15, 1972, the longest sustained combat history for an American Ranger unit in more than three hundred years of United States Army Ranger History.
The 75th Infantry Regiment was activated in Okinawa during 1954 and traced its lineage to the 475th Infantry Regiment, thence to the 5307th Composite Provisional Unit, popularly known as Merrill's Marauders.
Historically, company I (Ranger) 75th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division and Company G, (Ranger) 75th Infantry, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) produced the first two US Army Rangers to be awarded the Medal of Honor as a member of and while serving in combat Ranger company.
www.ranger.org /rangerHistoryVietnamWar.html   (1872 words)

  
 Remembrances ~ Page 19 ~ Roach ~ Kirk ~ Freeman
That division was being trained and prepared as a vanguard assault force in the anticipated invasion of Japan.
The good ship, Monowai, took us to Le Havre and we boarded a landing craft to get to shore followed by a march in the darkness with trucks brushing our shoulder as they raced past us.
I remember digging 8-10 holes in the slope in back of the main street of WY. We were about 100 yards (sounds unrealistic, but maybe 125 yards) away from the firing of Wy. We dug deep holes for ammo and stood on top of the boxes and next to the boxes when shells came in.
members.tripod.com /hldnoqtr/roh19.htm   (3903 words)

  
 75th division us army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In November 1950 the 75th Infantry Division re-activated as an Army Reserve Division at...
It is an enormous responsibility for the 75th Division, an active and...
The 75th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and...
www.everything-army-2005-2006.com /64/75th-division-us-army.html   (350 words)

  
 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) The 5th Infantry Division was organized in December 1917 to participate in World War I. It arrived in France in May 1918, where the German enemy gave the men of the division their name, Red Devils.
The advance party of 1st Brigade 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) included most of A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry (which consisted of 5 officers and 220 enlisted men).
A Troop 4th Squadron, 12th US Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
www.vietnamvetcontacts.com /gpage17.html   (324 words)

  
 WAR HERO IS DENIED A MARKER FOR GRAVE [Free Republic]
It wasn't until the US 75th Infantry Division liberated the labor camp in 1945 that Mr.
The US govt is not responsible for Polish POW's.
But I have a feeling the members of the US 75th Infantry Division who rescued him and observed the conditions in the 'labor camp' may feel otherwise.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a6e849e51fd.htm   (4918 words)

  
 US Army History, 75th Infantry Division
Description: Comprehensive history of one of the most distinguished divisions of World War II.
History traces their 1943 activation at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and follows through to the most memorable battles of War - Ardennes, the Colmar Pocket, the Ruhr and more.
Includes special stories from veterans of the 75th and hundreds of biographical profiles of members of the 75th ID Association.
www.turnerpublishing.com /detail.aspx?ID=132   (74 words)

  
 25th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army, Hawaii - Commanding General
Following attendance at the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to the 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Wuerzburg, Germany.
Major General Mixon served as the G3, 101st Air-borne Division (Air Assault), from June 1994 to July 1995, then commanded the 1st Brigade, 327th Infantry RegiĀ¬ment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), from October 1996 to August 1998.
Major General Mixon served as Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from July 2002 until June 2003 during which he was forward deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan where he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom as the Director of the Staff of the Combined Joint Task Force 180.
www.25idl.army.mil /biography.asp?qual=1   (457 words)

  
 US Army History, 75th Infantry Division
Description: Comprehensive history of one of the most distinguished divisions of World War II.
History is complimented by hundreds of photographs, maps and honor roll.
Includes special stories from veterans of the 75th and hundreds of biographical profiles of members of the 75th ID Association.
www.militarybooks.com /detail.aspx?ID=132   (74 words)

  
 25th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army, Hawaii - Assistant Division Commander (Support)
BG Wiercinski’s first tour of duty was with the 1st Battalion, 19 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where from 1980 to 1984 he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Battalion S1, and subsequently as the Bravo Company Commander.
The 6th RTB is the 3rd and final phase of the US Army’s Ranger School.
In 1999, BG Wiercinski returned to Ft Campbell, Kentucky to become the Division G3 and subsequently commander of the 3rd Brigade (Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
www.25idl.army.mil /biography.asp?qual=4   (474 words)

  
 Forces: U.S. & Coalition/Casualties - Special Reports
Killed along with a U.S. Marine and a U.S. airman when the Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter they were riding in made an emergency water landing in western Anbar Province on December 3, 2006
Allen died on June 8, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in an alleged fratricide attack in Tikrit, Iraq, on June 7, 2005.
One of five soldiers killed when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives in Taqa, Iraq, on May 12, 2007.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties   (6335 words)

  
 75th Infantry Division (WWII) - Richard F. Wiegand
At the 44th Reunion of the 75th Infantry Division in St. Louis, July 1990, Roxburgh talked with K - Company 289th Regiment veterans.
Having successfully identified Wiegand, Al Roxburgh forwarded the results of his research to the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington.
While Wiegand will remain "nameless" in Cole's history of the battle, the identity of Cpl. Wiegand has been placed in the file of the 289th Infantry Regiment, in our nation's National Archives, where it will be available for future historians.
members.tripod.com /hldnoqtr/wiegand.htm   (645 words)

  
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But, it regained its' balance and joined forces with the 112th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division.
A 1980 letter of thanks to the 589th FAB from Lt. General James M. Gavin, (USA Ret), former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, is included with this story.
Donald W. Beseler, "A" Company, 424th Infantry - the battle at LEVAUX and COULEE Lt. Beseler describes the action around Levaux and Coulee where his Company Commander, Captain Robert McKay was KIA.
www.mm.com /user/jpk/stories.htm   (689 words)

  
 Fatalities List Since May 1st   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20, of El Paso, Texas died Nov. 19 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq.
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Three died in Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 3, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.
Benson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera, 22, of Gypsum, Colo., died Aug. 10 from wounds received from the detonation of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
www.antiwar.com /casualties/list.php   (11291 words)

  
 WWII Page
He was a member of the 3rd Armored Division, the Spearhead that drove into the heart of Nazi Germany.
When it was all over, the division's artillery officer reported that 490,021 rounds of 105mm ammunition had been fired between D-Day and VE Day, more than any other division in the European theater.
Later, my grandfather was part of the 106th Infantry Division, proudly known as the Golden Lions.
www.geocities.com /ResearchTriangle/Facility/3991/index.htm   (610 words)

  
 ipedia.com: United States Army Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Officially, a member of the U.S. Army is called a 'Soldier,' with a capital letter.
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York commissions its graduates as second lieutenants in the Regular Army.
The primary source for Warrant Officers is the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_army.html   (1503 words)

  
 War Paint by Bill Goshen
The men who served with in the 1st Infantry Division with F company, 52nd Infantry, (LRP) later redesignated as Company I, 75th Infantry (Ranger) --engaged in some of the fiercest, bloodiest fighting during the Vietnam War, suffering a greater relative aggregate of casualties that any other LRRP/LRP/ Ranger company.
As the eyes and ears of the Big Red One, the 1st Infantry, these hunter/killer teams of only six men instered deep inside enemy territory had to survive by their wits, or suffer the deadly consequences.
Bill Goshen served with F Company, 52d Infantry (LRP), and I Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger), 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam from October 1968 through March 1969.
www.randomhouse.com /catalog/display.pperl?9780345444912   (338 words)

  
 Welcome to the 4thInfantry.org
Our membership is made up of World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Cold War, Persian Gulf and Peacetime veterans of the 4th Infantry Division along with active duty Ivymen and women serving at Ft. Hood Texas (home of the division), Ft. Carson Colorado and around the world.
The 4th Infantry Division National Monument(US & Division Colors added for the ceremony).
The helmet lying on the base was worn by MG John F. Ruggles when he landed with the Division on D-Day.
4thinfantry.org   (136 words)

  
 Peirson Memorial Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
This is the Crest of the 290th Regiment of the 75th Infantry Division -- Dad's unit in WWII.
The Division and Regiment were deactivated, however, before the Crest could be approved and adopted by the Army Bureau of Heraldry.
Four insignia represent the four major campaigns of the 75th Division in World War II.
www.dayone.com /peirson5.html   (467 words)

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