Vietnam War

5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several regiments, including the 9th, 13th, 21st, 40th, and 46th Infantry Regiments, were consolidated to form the 5th Infantry.  Elements that formed the 5th took part …

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General Frederick Carlton Weyand

Frederick Carlton Weyand was born in Arbuckle, California, on 15 September 1916. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program, in 1938. He married Arline Langhart in 1940. From 1940 to 1942, he served with the 6th Artillery, and received a promotion to …

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General Eric K. Shinseki

General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on 22 June 1999. General Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Duke University. General Shinseki’s military education includes the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army …

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