News from Other Organizations

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Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:57 PM
Subject: Hill 4-11 news

 A couple of pieces of general information for those who do not already know:

1) From the January, 2009 issue of the VFW Magazine:

    "A measure that allows veterans and troops not in uniform to render a hand salute during the playing of the National Anthem was approved as part of the 2009 Defense Authorization Act. The new law builds on a provision in the 2008 Defense Authorization Act that authorized veterans to render a military-style salute during the raising, lowering or passing of the U.S. Flag."

2) From the Americal Division Veterans Association website (

    Americal Division Unit Citations-Vietnam:

      Abbreviations:   DAGO       Department of the Army General Order
                                VUA         U.S. Army Valorous Unit Award
                                RVNGC     Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

     3rd Bn, 1st Inf

           VUA          11 Aug 69 - 31 Aug 69          DAGO 43, 1972
           RVNGC       2 Nov 68 - 28 Feb 69           DAGO  2, 1971
           RVNGC      24 Aug 69 - 31 Dec 69          DAGO 42, 1972
           RVNGC      31 Mar 70 - 30 Jun 70           DAGO 42, 1972

    HHC, 3rd Bn, 1st Inf
           RVNGC       1 Apr 71 - 30 Jun 71            DAGO  6, 1974

    Co C, 3rd Bn, 1st Inf

           VUA           12-13 May 69                       DAGO 43, 1970

(The RVNGC medal and ribbon may be purchased at


New Discussion Board for Hill 4-11

A new discussion board has been created on the Hill 4-11 web site. It is for Vietnam Veterans who served in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment or who served in one of its supporting units during the Vietnam War. It is also for members of the Hill 4-11 Association, their families, and other Vietnam Veteran organizations or individuals with ties to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment during the Vietnam War.

The purpose of this discussion board is to provide a platform for fostering fellowship among the aforesaid Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Access to the discussion board is available via the Hill 4-11 web site.