9th Infantry Division Unit Histories (Vietnam)

2/39th Inf      3/39th Inf      4/39th Inf      2/47th Mech Inf      3/47th Riverine      4/47th Riverine

2/60th Inf      3/60th Riverine      5/60th Mech Inf      6/31st Inf      3/34th Artillery

2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
(Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 3 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 3 Aug 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 818
Location: Service: Major Command:
Bear Cat Jan 67 – Feb 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat/Dong Tam Mar 68 – June 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat/Tan An July 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan An Aug 68 – Nov 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Cai Lay Dec 68 – Mar 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Apr 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Cai Lay May 69 – Aug 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry
(Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 1 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 8 Aug 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 818
Location: Service: Major Command:
Rach Kien Jan 67 – Feb 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Can Giouc Mar 68 – Apr 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Rach Kien May 68 – July 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
My Tho/Can Giouc Aug 68 – Sep 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
My Tho Oct 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Nov 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan An   Dec 68 – Feb 69 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Cai Lay Mar 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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4th Battalion, 39th Infantry
(Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 3 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 30 July 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Authorized Strength: 818
Location: Service: Major Command:
Bear Cat Jan 67 – Oct 67 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Ban Me Thuot Nov 67 – Jan 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Nha Be Feb 68 – July 69 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Nha Be Aug 68 – Oct 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Long Nov 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Long Dec 68 – Feb 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Cai Lay Mar 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam April 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/ Cai Lay May 69 – July 69 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry
(Mechanized Infantry)
Arrived in Vietnam: 30 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 12 Oct 1970
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 907
Location: Service: Major Command:
Phu My Jan 67 – May 67 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam June 67 – Feb 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat Mar 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat     Apr 68 –May 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat June 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat July 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc Aug 68 – Apr 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Cambodia May 70 – June 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc July 70 – Oct 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry
(Riverine)
Arrived Vietnam: 30 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 18 July 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 814
Location: Service: Major Command:
Phu My Jan 67 – May 67 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam June 67 – Feb 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Mar 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Vinh Long Apr 68 – May 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Mo Ca June 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Aug 68 – Nov 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Truc Giang Dec 68 – Jan 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Feb 69 – Apr 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Truc Giang May 69 – June 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam July 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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4th Battalion, 47th Infantry
(Riverine)
Arrived Vietnam: 30 Jan 1967
Departed Vietnam: 13 July 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 814
Location: Service: Major Command:
Phu My Jan 67 – May 67 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam June 67 – Feb 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Can Tho Mar 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Vinh Long Apr 68 – May 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Mo Ca July 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Aug 68 – Nov 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Truc Giang Dec 68 – Jan 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Feb 69 – Apr 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Truc Giang May 69 – June 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam July 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry
(Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 20 Dec 1966
Departed Vietnam: 12 Oct 1970
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Avg. Strength: 900
Location: Service: Major Command:
Bear Cat Dec 66 – Feb 67 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan Tru Feb 67 – Apr 68 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan Tru Apr 68 – May 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Cambodia May 70 – June 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tay Ninh province Jul 70 – Sep 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dau Tieng Sep 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan Tru Sep 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Di An Oct 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry
(Riverine)
Arrived Vietnam: 20 Dec 1966
Departed: 8 July 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 814
Location: Service: Major Command:
Bear Cat Dec 66 – Feb 67 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Mar 67 – May 67 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam June 67 – June 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/My Tho July 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Mo Cay Aug 68 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Truc Giang Dec 68 – Jan 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam Feb 69 – Apr 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Truc Giang May 69 – June 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam July 69 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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5th Battalion 60th Infantry
(Mechanized Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 20 Dec. 1966
Departed: 12 Oct 1970
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Authorized Strength: 907
Location: Service: Major Command:
Bear Cat Dec 66 – Jan 67 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc Feb 67 – May 67 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc June 67 – June 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Tan An/My Tho July 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
My Tho/Can Giuoc Aug 68 – Sep 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc Oct 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Rach Kien Nov 68 - Dec 68 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc Jan 70 – Apr 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Cambodia May 70 – June 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division
Binh Phuoc July 70 – Oct 70 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division

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6th Battalion, 31st Infantry
(Infantry)
Arrived Vietnam: 8 Apr 1968
Departed Vietnam: 12 Oct 1970
Previous Station: Fort Lewis
Authorized Strength: 920
The 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry (The Polar Bears) was activated 1 Nov 1967 at Ft. Lewis and joined
the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam as it’s last maneuver element.
Location: Service: Major Command:
Binh Chanh Apr 68 - June 68 3rd Bde 9th Infantry Division
Bear Cat/Tan An July 68 1st Bde 9th Infantry Division
Nha Be Aug 68 - Nov 68 1st Bde 9th Infantry Division
Dong Tam/Cai lay Dec 68 – Mar 69 1st Bde 9th Infantry Division
Ben Luc Apr 69 - Apr 70 1St Bde 9th Infantry Division
Cambodia May 70 1st Bde 9th Infantry Division
Cambodia June 70 -Oct. 70 3rd Bde 9th Infantry Division

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3rd Battalion 34th Artillery
(105mm Howitzer, Towed Riverine)
Arrived Vietnam: 19 Dec 1966
Departed: 26 July 1969
Previous Station: Fort Riley
Strength: 468
The 3rd of the 34th Artillery was a towed 105mm howitzer battalion assigned to the 9th Infantry Division. The battalion was unique in that is was placed on barge firing platforms to provide direct artillery support for the divisions Mobile Riverine Force Operations. It was administratively stationed at Dong Tam, arriving in Vietnam as direct support artillery for the divisions 3rd brigade before its riverine role was undertaken.

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