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10 Sep 67 Ivy Leaf
3rd Bde To Form Expanded Units
By SP4 John F. Cole
(ED - And this is where I came in)
DUC PHO—Over 300 new soldiers, three new rifle companies, recently
Joined the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in an effort to add even more
to the strength and striking force of the "Broncos".
Docking at Qui Nhon the new troops were flown directly to Duc Pho
where they began a five-day program of processing and training at the
brigade’s replacement training center at Landing Zone Montezuma.
WELCOME TO RVN - New
arrivals landed at Qui Nhon where they were met by representatives of the
Ivy Division's 3rd Brigade. They were then flown to the
"Bronco's" tactical command post at Duc Pho (USA Photo by Sp4
Robert M Metz)
FIRST PATROL - During
their week of individual training the new "Broncos" got their
first taste of combat patrolling (USA Photo by SGT Allan Hyman)
Each of the present battalions, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th
Infantry and the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, will be assigned a third of
the new arrivals. They will be integrated into the existing companies of the
rifle battalions, and some, along with experienced veterans selected from
the other three companies will form a new Company D.
MAP READING - Refresher classes in
map reading are taught to new "Bronco Brigaders" by the
brigade's veterans. Helpful hints are usually passed on and readily
absorbed. (USA Photo by 1LT Paul P Armstrong)
ED Note - None of these
are great quality photos but I couldn't pass up the chance to show myself in
an Ivy Leaf article. I am in the photo second from left.
Ivy Division finance and personnel teams were on hand to process in
the new "Bronco Brigaders" which look a day and a half. Following
that, the troops began a training program designed to familiarize them with
Under the direction of Captain Ronald G. Chrisman, commandant, and
Sergeant First Class Robert Gore, noncommissioned officer-in-charge, the
program includes instruction in marksmanship, map reading, the principles of
patrolling, defensive and offensive tactics and anti-guerrilla warfare.
FIRE! - Weapons
familiarization, including the zeroing of individual M-16's, is part of a
block of instruction given to replacements in the "Bronco"
Brigade's training center. Classes on demolition, booby traps and enemy
weapons are part of the same instruction bloc. (USA Photo by 1LT Paul P
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