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*When I started looking looking for information on C 1/5, a gentlemen from  C 2/5 helped me get started ....He recalled....
A company would have 12 radio carriers (RTO's)and the radios weighed about 35 pounds each.
The riflemen also carried anywhere from 40-60 pounds each. 1 rifle, 15 magazines.... 20 bullets in each(Some carried M60 Machine Guns) 4 quart canteens of water, 2 c rations, 2 grenades, 1 smoke grande, entrenching tools, ammo, machetes (for cutting through the jungle) towels, poncho, a mesh hammock and any of their own belongings. Some of this they past around and took turns carrying it.

*1st Cav Division had around 12000 soldiers.

*A division was divided into 3 brigades then it breaks down into battalions, companies, platoons then squads. The brigades are broken down into 4 battalions. Then in each battalion were 4 companies and Captains led the companies. Then in each company were platoons and in each platoon were squads.

*Hueys carried around 8 troops

*Infantrymen saw 240 days of combat compare that to WWII who saw around 40 days.

*LZ information were determined by cold (BLUE) and hot (RED), hot meant it was hostile while cold meant friendly and usually the soldiers knew before landing.


 

C Company Call signs
"Old Crow" 6 was the commander
"Old Crow"  5 was the 1st Sergeant
"Old Crow" 1 -1st Platoon
"Old Crow" 2 -2nd Platoon
"Old Crow" 3 -3rd Platoon
"Old Crow" 4 -4th Platoon
One RTO's call sign was "10"

Some of Your Favorite Songs while serving in Vietnam: Do you want to add a song....email it to me.

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
All Along The Watchtower
Bad Moon Risin
Battle of Vietnam
Billy Don't Be A Hero
Leavin on a Jet Plane
Nowhere To Run
Picture of a Man
Run Through the Jungle
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Yellow River
 

 

 

The links below do not show the daily records, however "some" of the information is pulled from them.

June '67
July '67 
August '67
September '67 
October '67
November '67
December'67
January '68
February '68
March '68
April '68
May '68
June '68
July'68
August '68
September '68
October '68
November '68
December '68

This page is dedicated to those men that served with Company  C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry and especially those who lost there lives.

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