| The 1st Battalion
6th Infantry served for 1,492 days of combat operations during the war
in Vietnam. [Note: as a point of historical reference,
only 335 days passed during WWII between the Allied invasion of Normandy
on D-Day and the unconditional surrender of German military forces on 7
first year of combat in Vietnam, over 100 soldiers from the Battalion were
killed in action while hundreds more were wounded. The brave soldiers
1st Battalion 6th Infantry left a legacy
of sacrifice and dedicated service in Vietnam that will not be forgotten.
CD includes more than 90 HTML pages containing detailed historical information
and over 500 official and unofficial photos. Dozens of other photos
dealing with tactical operations by the 1st Battalion 6th Infantry in Vietnam
are available by links to the internet. Those links may be accessed
if the CD is viewed while the web browser is connected to the internet.
of the web site featured on this CD began on 4 July 2000. By mid-August
of that year, more than twenty former soldiers had contributed photos,
articles, rosters, etc. to the site. By the time the web site was
revised on 10 October 2000 and the counter was reset, it had been visited
with 2,579 "hits" on the web. By June, 2004, the home page had been
"hit" more than 50,000 times.
are due at this time to: Les Hines, the ADVA Vietnam Historian,
for his invaluable work on the AMERICAL
Division ORLLs; Ray Tyndall, Ray Mendez, and Dennis Linn (3/B/1-6 Inf 1970-71)
for their numerous photos; and others who have contributed photos and documents.
While any one of us, individually, may not have much from that era that
has not been lost, collectively we have a wealth of information and photos
to share. Even one picture, one order, one list of soldiers, or one
story will add to the historical record of the unit. The motto of
the 1st Bn 6th Inf--Unity is Strength--clearly is visible as the contents
of the web site and this CD grow from individual contributions of historical
information about combat operations by the AMERICAL Division in Vietnam,
and links to other units, visit the Americal Division Veterans Association
To make contributions
of copies of photos, articles, stories, documents, rosters, etc. to the
1st Battalion 6th Infantry Vietnam-era web site and this CD, or to comment
or ask questions about the content, please contact Wayne R. Johnston (1st
Bn 6th Inf, 1970-71) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of this CD and the web site are copyrighted © 2003 and may be used
only if authorized by the individual author or contributor.