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Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm - Troop A


                               (Extract, G046, 3 Sep 1968)

                    A TROOP 1ST SQUADRON, 4TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT,

                                1ST INFANTRY DIVISION

The citation reads as follows:
Since its assignment to Vietnam in July 1965, A TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 4Th ARMORED 
CAVALRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION has proved to be an outstanding unit 
which has participated in many important. military operations in III Corps 
Tactical Zone. A TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 4Th ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT was 
particularly outstanding during a military operation to clear National Highway 
13 on 8 June 1966. The unit discovered approximately two Viet Cong Battalions 
lying in ambush along the highway. With strict discipline and broad combat 
experience, this unit gallantly encircled the enemy force, and fiercely attacked 
them, driving them into an exposed position. As a result A TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 
4TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT won the following resounding victory:

325 Viet Cong killed in action; one Viet Cong taken prisoner; two 75mm guns, one 
57mm gun, and 50 weapons of various types seized.

By this brilliant victory, A 'TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 4TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT 
contributed effectively to 'the struggle against communism in South Vietnam and, 
at the same time, set a high example of the gallantry of all its personnel which 
reflects great credit upon the United States Army.

This Meritorious Citation is to include the Gallantry Cross with Palm for
A TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 4TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION and 
Captain RALPH M. STURGIS, 04071394, Troop Commander.


			   (Extract, DAGO 46, 3 Sep 68)
                                                              


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