Commander, 1st Battalion 6th Infantry, US Army Vietnam

Photo of the first commander in Vietnam of the 1st Battalion 6th Infantry, LTC William J. Baxley, Jr.
with Dave Ross, the PSNCO for the unit.  LTC Baxley was commander of the unit from its activation
at Fort Hood, Texas, until 1 April 1968  when he became the Americal Divison ACofS G3 and was
replaced by a LTC Kelley.  LTC Baxley served as the Division G3 until 28 Sep 68 when he was
replaced by MAJ Colin Powell (General Officer and Secretary of State).  Photos provided by Dave
Ross, HHC/1-6 Inf Oct 68. (

LTC Baxley, Commander 1st Bn 6th Inf briefing the Chief of Staff of the Army (General Harold K.
Johnson seated third from left in first row).  Official Army photo taken in February 1968 at LZ Chippewa
located northwest of Chu Lai, Vietnam.

Official Army photo taken on 1 April 1968 of LTC Baxley upon his departure from the 1st Bn 6th Inf
after receiving the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with "V" device, and Air Medal
with 8 clusters.  COL Waldie, 198th Infantry Bde Cdr on left.

Additional details about LTC Baxley will be added when available.

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