Key battles of the 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.
Dinh Tuong Province – Rach Tra Tan RiverMay 15, 1967
An invasion of 4 major Viet Cong bases revealed by Vietnamese Intelligence.
Long An ProvinceJune 19, 1967
Rach Gia River A three day battle that left 250 Viet Cong dead and 47 U.S. dead.
Dinh Tuong ProvinceJuly 11, 1967
A fierce one day battle that left 7 U.S. dead and 39 Viet Cong dead.
Rung Sat Special ZoneRung Sat Special Zone
A Special Kind Of Hell visited often by soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry and sailors of the Mobile Riverine Force.
Rach Ruong CanalDecember 4, 1967
An intense battle by the Mobile Riverine Force against the Viet Cong’s 502nd Local Force Battalion
Operations ReportMobile Riverine Force 1st Year
The Rifleman fights without promise of either reward or relief. Behind every river there’s another hill and behind that hill, another river.
After weeks or months in the line only a wound can offer him the comfort of safety, shelter, and a bed.
Those who are left to fight, fight on, evading death but knowing that with each day of evasion they have exhausted one more chance for survival. Sooner or later, unless victory comes, this chase must end on the litter or in the grave.
Omar N. Bradley