Many of the thousands of military units with current or historical service have started websites as a way to present the proud history of the unit and to facilitate communication among the members and veterans. Some are highly elaborate while others are modest. They all reflect the pride of service and lifelong bonds formed.
Army Day parade at Yoder Field, Ft. Patrick Henry, VA, 16 April 1945. Headquarters Company passing the reviewing stand.
Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More↓
1st Cavalry Division Outpost
provides historical background, heritage and lineage of the 1st Cavalry
Division and its Subordinate Commands. This site is enormous with detailed
histories of each of the many units under 1st Cav, from the Western Frontier
through Vietnam to today.
2nd Armored Division.
The official U.S. Army 2nd Armored "Hell On Wheels" Division site dedicated
to all who served our country proudly in times of war and peace. Huge
collection of historical materials, photos, personal stories, links.
2d Cavalry Association,
the first and oldest Unit Affiliated association. Provides information
and help to anyone from the unit or interested in the active Regiment
or its history. Includes the Reed Museum and its photo archives. See also
this paper on
the 2d Cavalry from the US Army CMH.
4th Infantry (IVY) Division
Association with membership made up of World War I, World War II, Korea,
Vietnam, Cold War 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.
8th Battalion 4th Artillery was
known as the "The Defender of the DMZ" for their service during
the years 1967 - 1971 in northern I Corp of Vietnam. While in Vietnam
the Battalion fired more than 400,000 175mm/8 inch Self Propelled Gun/Howitzer
rounds in support of United States Marine, Army, and ARVN forces.
Society of the Fifth
Division (5th Infantry Division, U.S. Army: Red Diamond). History
of the division in WW I, WW II and Vietnam along with other information
and services to veterans. Links to web sites of 5th Division regimental
and battalion level units.
The 6th Cavalry Historical Association
is dedicated to preserving the memory of our country's veterans and the
sacrifice that they made for us through public displays, parades and visits
to schools and other public institutions. We restore and preserve the
uniforms, equipment and vehicles that our veterans used during various
periods in history.
7th Infantry Division Association
is for active duty personnel and former members of the 7th Infantry Division
who saw service during World Wars I or II, Korea, Panama, or peacetime
7th Infantry Regiment Association.
The 7th Infantry Regiment was constituted 11 January 1812, making it one
of the five oldest regiments in the United States Army. It ranks first
on the Army's Order of Merit List in terms of date constituted, campaign
participation, and awards received.
8th Infantry Division.
a.k.a. "The Pathfinders" and the "The Golden Arrow" Division, the 8th
Infantry Division is one of the few Regular Army divisions that has served
our country. Here is divisional history, contact information.
8th Infantry Division Association,
a web site for all former soldiers of the 8th Infantry Division from beginning
to end.....to keep the memories and spirit of the 8th Infantry Division
from fading into history. Roster, photos, chat room, links and more.
9th Infantry Division,
"Old Reliables", from 1918 to 1991. History, units, reunions,
help with locating members.
The history of the 10th Light Division (Alpine) through April 1944 is covered in this paper from the US Army CMH. The subsequent history of the division, including
its reorganization as the 10th
Mountain Division is described in this second document.
The 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia was founded in 1984 after 75 names of Blackhorse
Troopers were collected in Washington DC at the dedication of the "Three
Fighting Men" statue near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The 11th ACR has a long and proud history. The regiment maintains its official web page here.
As one of the infantry regiments of the 4th Division, the 22nd
Infantry Regiment spent eighteen days in November and early December
1944 in the Hürtgen Forest. This was but one of its historic campaigns
from Little Big Horn through Vietnam. See also: 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry history with 1000 webpages and over 5000 photographs and illustrations.
The 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized) - formed in Pennsylvania at Fort Indiantown Gap - fought in five major engagements with First Army after landing in Normandy from the period of July, 1944 through May, 1945.
The 29th Infantry Division achieved fame in Normandy, France on D-Day 1944 as it assaulted bloody Omaha Beach and led the way for victory in Europe.
45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma
and Colorado National Guards, contains relevant and unique historical
information on the 45th Infantry "Thunderbird" Division, including veterans
stories, in our history section.
Unofficial history of the 1st Bn, 61st
Infantry (5th Infantry Division). From WW I through Vietnam to its
current role as a training batallion at Ft. Jackson, SC, the the 1st of
the 61st has been focused on the basic job of the infantry. rifles, bayonets
and soldiers doing soldier's work.
The 62nd Corps Aviation Company ("Royal Coachman") provided all air transportation assets for XXIV Corps during Vietnam and after, one of the safest, most competent and most professional aviation units in the history of Army Aviation.
The 66th Armored Regiment is the oldest armored unit in the United States Army, tracing it's lineage to the beginning of the Tank Service in February 1918.
69th Armor Association
Web Site. History and current activity of the 69th Armored Regiment.
Links to lots of other units. See alsp: 1st Bn 69th Armor (Black Panther) "Vitesse Et Puissance". This site is dedicated to everyone
who served in the 1st Bn 69th Armor. A richly detailed site of many photos
and personal stories from Vietnam along with other history of the unit.
70th Heavy Tank Bn
Armor Assn. Site honors veterans and helps locate former members of the
70th Heavy Tank Battalion who served during and after the Korean War.
70th Infantry Division Assocation
Home Page. "The bond that was formed at Camp Adair and Ft. Leonard
Wood and cemented in the sacrifices of original members and combat replacements
in the bitterly cold Vosges mountains defies
LZ Hurricane is devoted to preserving the history of the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment. LZ Hurricane contains the unit history,
a memorial page for the units KIA and WIA and roster pages for each Battery
containing the names of current and past veterans of the Battalion from
its' beginings in 1917 thru today.
The 187th Assault Helicopter Company
site is dedicated to all the men of the Blackhawks, Crusaders and Rat
Pack and all of the supporting units of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company.
History, awards, roster, pictures.
225th AAA Searchlight
Bn, the Skylighters. Follow the batallion from its date of activation,
through stateside training; six months in England; and plenty of action
from D+12 through V-E Day in its march across France, Belgium, Luxembourg,
and deep into Germany with the Allied armies. Site includes members locator,
photos and memories.
419th Armored Field Artillery
Battalion. History, photos and personal memories of the 419th, part
of the 10th Armored "Tiger" Division that advanced toward Germany
with Patton's Third Army in the fall and winter of 1944-45 and became
embroiled in The Battle of the Bulge.
Delta Company, 2nd Bn of the 501st
Infantry 101st Airborne Division, the "Delta Raiders", has the distinct
and proud honor of being one of only two Infantry companys in the Vietnam
War to have two Medal of Honor recipiants.
503d Parachute Regimental Combat Team
jumped onto "The Rock", Corregidor, on 16 February 1945 to liberate it
from 3 years of Japanese occupation. Korea and Vietnam are among other
actions in the honored past of the 503d PRCT.
The 504th Parachute
Infantry Regiment (PIR) was activated on 1 May 1942 at Fort Benning,
Georgia and was later attached to the newly designated 82nd Airborne Division
under General Omar N. Bradley. History, troopers, battles, awards, and
other WW II resources.
The 519th Transportation Association preserves the history of the 519th Transportation Battalion (Truck), the only truck battalion in Thailand during the Vietnam War, with a line-haul operation across the entire Kingdom of Thailand.
This site is for veterans of the 545th Military Police Company, men and women who served at Fort Bliss, Australia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Leyte, Luzon, Manila, Tokyo, Korea, Panama, Fort Gordon, Vietnam, Fort Chaffee, Fort Drum, Bosnia, Honduras, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Fort Hood, Fort Richardson and other scenic vacation spots. Sign to receive a copy of the unit's Buddy Contact Roster with everyone's name, phone number and email address. Stay in touch for life and never have to look for your buddies again!
588th Engineer Bn
(Combat) (Army) Alumni Home Page. Dedicated to the soldiers who have
served in the 588th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Army), and its predecessor,
the 388th Engineer Battalion (1942-1954).
702nd Tank Battalion "Red Devils" also known as "Patton's Troubleshooters", teamed with the 80th Infantry Division "Blue Ridgers" to crush the
toughest obstacles that Hitler's German Army could devise and throw in front of General George Patton's Third Army.
Police of the 10th Army Airforce during World War II. The 1213 MP
served on Army airbases in India and Burma supporting the CBI theatre
of operations moving troops and equipment with cargo planes over the "hump"
and bombing the advancing Japanese as they approached India through Burma.
The Berlin Brigade served
as the American forces outpost in Berlin. From the end of WW II in Europe
into the 1990s they stood 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain as the front
line of the Cold War.
Ethiopia - United States Mapping Mission (64th Battalion, Topographic Survey, Corps of Engineers) was activated on 15 July 1963 having the assigned mission of establishing geodetic control and collection of field classification data in Ethiopia to be used in future mapping programs. Website has the history, a multitude of facts and photos, plus a reunion page.
The Mobile Riverine Force Association
is dedicated to honor and support of all Army and Navy personnel who served
their country with pride and distinction in a place called the Mekong
Delta, on water or land.
U.S. Army Ordnance Guided Missile Officers, welcomes those who graduated from the Ordnance Guided Missile School at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL, and were assigned to units of the 4th Ordnance Battalion, Korea and/or were assigned to White Sands Missile Range in the 1960’s.
The Philippine Scouts
were part of the regular U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II, with
heroic, distinguished service in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor.
Vietnam Dog Handler Association.
For "Absent Friends". Of the 8,000 men who served with K-9 units during
the Vietnam War more than 231 were Killed in Action. Of the 4,000 Dogs
that served, 281 were "Offically" listed as "Killed in Action", but,
only 190 were returned home at the end of the war.
The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
(VHPA) seeks to enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit de
corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast
Asia during the Vietnam Era. The VHPA has a membership of over 9,400 helicopter
pilots from around the world. This site includes page of links to web
sites of individual Assault Helicopter companies and larger units.
7th Marines (7th Marine Regiment,
1st Marine Div. FMF). Dedicated to the rich history of this Marine unit,
especially its action in Vietnam and the KIA/MIA who did not return.
9th Marine Amphibious Brigade.
Sierra 9th MAB the last unit out of Vietnam May 3,1975. Read the Medal
of Honor citations for the Marines from 9th MAB in Vietnam.
The Marine Corps Tankers Association
seeks to preserve the history and to perpetuate the memory, spirit and
comradeship-in-arms of Marine Corps Tankers past, present and future.
The USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association
is establishing and maintaining contact with all former Marine helicopter
pilots, crewchiefs, gunners, corpsmen, flight surgeons, chaplains, maintenance
and other support personnel. The site includes an extensive collection
of in-country and combat photos.
The 1st Marine Division Association represents the best of what the Marine Corps stands for. Many activities, including annual reunions and anniversary celebrations, provide venues for all generations of Warriors to gather and enjoy the Family of Arms.
Non-U.S. Unit Association Web Sites
Allied Special Forces Association -- remembering and commemorating those many thousands of men, women and children from around the world who lost their lives whilst serving with or assisting the Allied Special Forces and Resistance Units during World War II and in the many conflicts since.
Army.CA covers all the Canadian army units, regular and reserve.
The New South Wales Lancers
have served Australia since 1885. This website tells visitors about the
Regiment and the museum established as a memorial to those who served
their country, a rich source of Australian and military history,
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