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Images of the First Infantry Division in Vietnam

1st Infantry Division Patch

1st Infantry Division Patch

The First Infantry Division of the United States Army is one of the proudest units in that service. During the Vietnam War the “Big Red 1” saw 6,146 of its soldiers die in combat, a figure that exceeds the total US forces losses in the recently completed Iraq War. Look inside for combat photos of the First Division in the Vietnam War. Some of these photos may never have been published on the web before. These photos were taken during the 1965-1967 time period.

Vietnam War - First Infantry Division.  Soldiers wade through swamp

First Infantry Division Soldiers wade through swamp during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

First Infantry Division soldiers wade through a swamp during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

First Infantry Division soldiers wade through a swamp during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

Vietnam War - First Infantry Division.  U.S. Army Infantry soldiers on patrol. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

U.S. Army First Infantry Division soldiers on patrol during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

Vietnam War - First Infantry Division.  U.S. Army Infantry soldiers on patrol. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

U.S. Army First Infantry Division soldiers on patrol during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

Vietnam War - First Infantry Division.  U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 33rd  Field Artillery soldiers operate a 105 mm howitzer during a fire mission. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

U.S Army First Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery soldiers operate a 105 mm howitzer during a fire mission. Courtesy of First Infantry Division

A wounded First Infantry Division solder keeps watch during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division.

A wounded First Infantry Division solder keeps watch during the Vietnam War. Courtesy of First Infantry Division.

First Infantry Division soldiers take cover from an explosion during the Vietnam War.  Photo Courtesy of First Infantry Division.

First Infantry Division soldiers take cover from an explosion during the Vietnam War. Photo Courtesy of First Infantry Division.

Related: Video of 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, 1966.

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One Response to Images of the First Infantry Division in Vietnam

  1. CadetGirl August 7, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks for posting the photos.

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