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There were 180 men in C 1/5 in  May 1968.

Units that would help form the future 1st cav Div. used horses in the indian wars. They fought as infantry soldiers during WWII and Korean War, then transformed again into a mobile fighting force moved by helicopter in Vietnam. From 1971-75, they were a tri-capability division, employing armor, infantry and aviation. It converted to a heavy armor div. in 1975 and fought as such in the Gulf War."from SOLDIERS magazine, September 2001 issue."

5th Cav Decorations:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU Providence, 1st Bn, 5th Cav for the period of 23 Oct to 26 nov 1965 DA GO 40, 1967

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HOA HOI (A' and C" CO. 1st Bn, 5th Cav cited for the period of 02 to 03 Oct 1966; DA GO 47, 1968

Valorous unit Award, Streamer embroided FISH HOOK (1st Bn, 5th cav, cited for 1 may to 29 June 1970; DA GO 43, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1969 Bn, 5th cav cited for the peroid 09 Aug 1965 to May 1969; DA GO 59, 1969

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1972 Bn, 5th cav cited for the peroid May 1969 to Feb 1971; DA GO 42, 1972

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971 Bn, 5th cav cited for the peroid 21 Feb 1970 to 28 Feb 1971; DA GO 42, 1972

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1969 Bn, 5th cv cited for the peroid 01 Jan 1969 to 01 Feb 1970; DA GO 42, 1972

Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer Embroidered VIETNAM 1968 (1st Bn., 5th cav, cited peroid 06 to 08 May 1968; DA GO 32, 1973

How the First cavalry patch came to be (Neat Story)

The Battle of Quang Tri City during 1968 Tet Offensive, written by Dr. Erik B. Villard, U.S. Army Center of Military History (Retired Major Dan Terry helped Erik with the details)

The 1st Cavalry Division Theme Song

The U.S. AND NVA Weapons and Equipment used in Vietnam

Pictures of Helicopters that were used in Vietnam

Dam Tra-o Lake

Hue (actually North of Hue at the village of Hai Lang)

Khe Sanh

FrenchFort (April 6th)

MAP

Gio Linn

Quang Tri Provence

Wunder Beach

During Tet Offensive

Operation Pegasus 

South Vietnams Ia Drang Valley, 1965 (Should read, maybe you can add something to this)

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