Official arrival of 3/5 Cav in Vietnam Black Knights

1966

1 Feb.. 9th Infantry Division activated at Ft.. Riley, KS. 3/5 Cav activated with authorized strength of
44 Officers, 22 Warrant Officers, 791 Enlisted Men.

4 May 9th Infantry Division received a warning order for its deployment to Vietnam.

28 Nov. Advanced detachment 3/5 Cav arrives in Vietnam.

10-11 Dec. 19 Officers and 516 Enlisted Men of 3/5 Cav depart Ft. Riley by train for Oakland California.

12 Dec.. 3/5 Cav contingent arrives at Oakland, California. 1 Officer and 171 Enlisted Men embark on USNS Rose. 18 Officers and 345 Enlisted Men embark on USNS Upshur.

26 Dec.. USNS Upshur arrives at Naha, Okinawa.

1967

2 Jan. USNS Rose arrives at Vung Tau, RSVN.

3 Jan. USNS Upshur arrives at Vung Tau, RSVN.

31 Jan. USNS Geiger arrives at Vung Tao, RSVN. 15 Enlisted Men depart Travis AFB, California.

2 Feb.. 172 men arrive in Vietnam. 2 Officers and 157 Enlisted Men arrive Vietnam. Official arrival of 3/5 Cav in Vietnam

 

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