July 30, 1969

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July 30, 1969

Postby Niner Alpha » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 am

The first and second Brigades were on their way to non existence as part of the Nixon smoke and mirrors we are winning the war and turning it over to the Arvins routine. I got into a discussion with someone on a facebook site that insisted the 9th Division was totally deactivated and that the 3rd brigade that remained wasn't in the 9th Division accordingly. Never mind that we wore the patch and had the 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division printed on whatever orders we got...including the documents the government filed in regard to the men who ended up listed on the Wall. Here is a report that appeared in either the last... or one of the last editions.... of the Division newspaper at the end of July 1969. Notice the language like in some medical tv show stock dialogue... "breath deeply. You won't feel a thing". Left click to make larger.
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Re: July 30, 1969

Postby Niner Alpha » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:53 am

At the end of March 1970, when the Brigade had been acting alone for seven or eight months there was a Brigade change of command ceremony. Notice there is a line drawn between the 3rd Brigade as 9th Division and the 25th Division which the brigade is under and takes the highest operational control from.

This comes from the "Orientation Brochure" in 1970.
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