• Short Summary

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES NINTH INFANTRY DIVISION, THE OLD RELIABLE, WERE PRESENTED WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE AWARDS ON SATURDAY BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL DO CAO TRI.

  • Description

    TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES NINTH INFANTRY DIVISION, THE OLD RELIABLE, WERE PRESENTED WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE AWARDS ON SATURDAY BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL DO CAO TRI. THE SPECIAL CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT DONG TAM, SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON. THE MEN, WHO WILL LEAVE THE MEKONG DELTA NEXT WEEK, WILL BE THE FIRST AMERICAN SOLDIERS TO LEAVE VIETNAM UNDER PRESIDENT NIXON'S PLANNED TROOP WITHDRAWALS.

    THEY RECEIVED THE VIETNAMESE GALLANTRY CROSS WITH PALM, THE HIGHEST UNIT VALOUR AWARD, AND THE CIVIL ACTIONS HONOUR MEDAL WITH OAK LEAF. THE AWARDS WERE IN RECOGNITION OF THE DIVISION'S EXCEPTIONAL VALOUR AND EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE IN COMBAT AND FOR ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN CIVIC ACTION SINCE ITS ARRIVAL IN SOUTH VIETNAM IN 1966.

    IT IS THE ONLY DIVISION TO RECEIVE A SECOND GALLANTRY CROSS WITH PALM. ON HAND FOR THE CEREMONY WERE MAJOR GENERAL HARRIS W. HOLLIS, COMMANDER OF THE DIVISION, AND GENERAL WILLIAM B. ROSSON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CAH2V0YKY58SCUSRCA32DJSS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CAH2V0YKY58SCUSRCA32DJSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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