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Welcome to the 1st Battalion 50th Infantry Association Website

The 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry served in Vietnam from 22 September 1967 to 13 December 1970 in II Corps (Central Highlands), providing our combat power to major units as and where it was most needed. At times we were attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 173d Airborne Brigade and 1st Field Force Vietnam. What we did is now history.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) once noted, "History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn." Nothing could have been further from the mind of a combat infantryman, fighting a daily battle against the enemy, the weather, the terrain and, often, himself! But as Dwight Eisenhower said in his 1953 inaugural address, "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."


So here's our story. Like most history, ours still lives. Many battles we fought are not yet finished.



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   Our 2017 reunion at Fort Benning was a huge success with over 200 persons attending our memorial service on Thursday May 4th. Thanks to Reunion Chairperson John Topper, LTC Baltazar and CSM Lewis as well as our favorite civilian Mike McCardell for another fantastic gathering!


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