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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Officers of the 66th Division.

 

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Medic of the 2nd Division.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

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The 36th Division CG John E. Dahlquist, Dahlquist curiously is wearing wings of some sort, the only picture of him where he does, don't see anywhere in his bio that states he was an aviator.

 

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Strange as it seems I have no idea who this is, one of the Asst Div Commanders of the 3rd Division I should think, but can't find other fotos.

 

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The 42nd Division CG Harry J.Collins.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

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The Fort Sill Oklahoma based 4th Battalion 30th Infantry, a Corps level unit of III Corps in 1965, just what their mission was? III Corps Artillery security, or a fire brigade for III Corps? I really don't know.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:20 PM



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1st Cav South Korea 1964.

 

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The Fort Sill Oklahoma based 4th Battalion 30th Infantry, a Corps level unit of III Corps in 1965, just what their mission was? III Corps Artillery security, or a fire brigade for III Corps? I really don't know.

 

What I can find mentions them a lot in concert with III Corps Artillery, though in '69 they were identified as a mechanized unit.  There were several other independent infantry units, though the 4-30th seems to be one of the only ones that made it out of the 60's.  (4-1st, 5-1st, 6-1st, 5-3rd, and 6-3rd from the 6th ID remained active at Fort Campbell into '69 as part of Combat Development command; 4-7th was active at Fort Benning 62-63; 1-10th at Fort Ord 57-61; 4-30th at Fort Sill from 63 to 72; 5-31st at Fort Rucker 63-67; 3-41st at Fort Ord from 61-62; 3-46th from 62-63, 3-58th from 58-63, 3-51st from 58-63, all in Germany; 2-54th from 57-63 probably became the 4-54th from 63-68.)

 

There were also a number of 41st Infantry companies (D-H) active at Fort Ord as part of Combat Development Command from '68 to '70.  A variety of companies served in Korea from '60 to '67 at different intervals, as what I think were rifle security companies (soldiers with Infantry MOSes performing security and static guard roles instead of MPs).  These were E-14th Infantry (60-66), D-17th Infantry (60-64), E-19th Infantry (63-67), E-20th Infantry (60-66), F-23rd Infantry (63-66), and B-27th Infantry (60-63). 

 

In the rest of the world, D-14th Infantry was part of the Army Reserve in the Virgin Islands, E-8th Infantry was another probably Reserve unit in Roslindale, MA from '63-'65, and C-32nd Infantry was at Fort Bragg from '58-'63.

 

I realize that's a lot of text for an 'I don't know but that's a cool picture' response, sorry, but non-divisional infantry's an interest area of mine.


Edited by mysteriousoozlefinch, 10 January 2018 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

Double post, but I should have continued reading what windows I had open!  Mr. Clair Dobson mentions in his biography that:

 

 

 

Upon completion I was assigned as a Platoon Leader of Company B, 4th Battalion 30th, Infantry Division at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Fort Sill was the Army’s Artillery Training School and our mission was to provide support for various field-training exercises. I reported for duty on November 26, 1969 and on June 22, 1970 received orders to report to the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV).

 

Several contemporary newspapers also mention their role as Artillery School support units, playing aggressors for training exercises, etc.  Might be an answer there, at least in part.

 

The local Lawton paper mentions as well the interesting tid-bit about the 4-30th and Davy Crocketts: http://www.swoknews....epleted-uranium


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:44 PM

Hey thanks for listing all those Inf units oozzel, they are a study in themselves.

 

 

For more on the earlier incarnation of this Sill unit see post #1826

 

  This was from a yearbook I bought.

http://www.usmilitar...-troops/page-74

 

And this page for those Fort Ord 41st Infantry companies (Seperate)

http://www.usmilitar...-troops/page-54

 

With the 4/30th, I was sure they were still around when I was in in 80-83, remember hearing about them.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:01 AM

Thanks for pointing me to the Fort Ord pics! I'd actually come across your older post while searching around. There was one newspaper photo from '66 I found with a visible SSI but it was behind a paywall so all I could see was a white blotch that might have been III Corps.

Ausmiller isn't perfect. If I remember though they were reactivated as a training unit, according to him, at Benning in the late '70s.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:04 AM

Double post again because my phone won't let me edit, but the 41st Infantry companies are covered in the Army's history of Combat Development Command as well, talking about their role in testing equipment, doctrine, and changes to basic training instruction.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:02 AM

Major Commanding Stafford L. Irwin, commanding general of the V Corps from 1946 to 1948 

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Posted Today, 08:28 PM

One Alfred Alfonso weaing the Philipe Battalions patch, Alfonso, a three time CIB recepent fought with the Alamo scouts in WWII, for more info on these units see J Andrews quote in this topic HERE.

 

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