1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 50th Infantry

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1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 50th Infantry

Postby Jim Sheppard » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:28 pm

I have just obtained a copy of a book on the 2nd Armored Division & the "Order of Battle" for same in 1961-1962. Included is the 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 50th Infantry. The breakdown of the STRAC Unit shows that the battalion hard four rifle companies at that time: "A" through "D". So the formation of our "D" Company in Vietnam was not the first time the designation was used! Apparently, "D" Company was dropped at some point between 1962 and 1965...when the Battalion prepared to begin training soldiers for the Vietnam War.

The book will be on display in the Archives Room I will be hosting at the Reunion Hotel.

See you there!
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