69th Armor Unit Crest

1st Battalion 69th Armor

Black Panther

Vitesse Et Puissance

Dedicated To Everyone Who Served In The 1st Bn 69th Armor

Welcome Home!

As the Greeks used to say, the honor of Thermopylae was not the winning or the losing: It was being there.

December 2015 Panther Tracks    Right Click to save to your computer as PDF file

April 2015 Panther Tracks    Right Click to save to your computer as PDF file

69th Armor Association Membership Form    Right Click to save to your computer as MS Word doc file or HERE as PDF file

My Tour    One Tank Gunner's View Of The War

List of Men in My Platoon    1st Platoon Charlie Company 1st 69th Armor

Topographic Maps of Vietnam   I Corps, II Corps, III Corps, and IV Corps detailed topo maps

Photo Collection   of the men, machines, and locations of the 1st Bn 69th Armor in Vietnam

GPS Position Information for our AO   Highway QL19E and Highway QL1

1/69th Armor Unit History   For the period 68-69

B 1/69th Armor at Ben Het   Tank versus Tank Engagement

Ambush on QL19   1/69th thwarts NVA ambush on April 10th, 1968

Weapons Of The 1/69th Armor   The M-48A3 and the Hershey Tropical Bar

US vs NVA Casualties    It seems as though our body counts were too low...

1st Bn 69th Armor Killed In Action   All Gave Some...Some Gave All

Casualties During My Tour    We lost some good men

Tankers KIA    Names and Units of all 725 tankers KIA (150kb table - be patient)

Medal Of Honor Recipient   SP5 Dwight H. Johnson

Glossary Of Terminology Used In Vietnam   I thought everyone knew what an arclight was

The Enemy In Your Hands    MACV Rules For Handling POWs

Tips On VC/NVA Mines And Booby Traps    If you had to read this, you were probably in trouble

Standing Orders, Rogers' Rangers    Never come back the way you went out...

Standing Orders For REMFs    Base Camp Commandos Need Rules Too...

Books About the Vietnam War   Book Reviews You Won't See In Atlantic Monthly

Vietnam War Myths    Say it ain't so, Joe!

69th Armor Records    Researching the 69th's history at the National Archives and Records Administration

Nerve Agent Allegations    Peter Arnett and Time Magazine Dream Up Rambo Plot

Vietnam Era Music    Songs America Listened to While We Were In The Bush

Mustard Agent Allegations    America's Secret War in Burma

  • Links To Related Sites

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    15th Artillery Regiment   The Big Guns of the 7/15th Artillery

    2nd Bn 17th Field Artillery Regiment   The people who manned the 105s at LZ Schueller and LZ Action

    1st Marine Tank Bn    Tim Matye's very cool tanker's web site

    First Field Force Vietnam    IFFV the guardians of the Central Highlands

    Vietnam Chaplain site   4th Infantry Division Chaplain Jackson Day's superb site

    7th Marines   Canadians served in the U.S. Military in Vietnam - Here's one Marine's site

    173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate)   The Official site

    3rd Bn 506th PIR 101st Airborne Division   Jerry Berry's site

    2nd Bn 501st PIR 101st Airborne Division   Bravo Company

    2nd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division   Very informative site by a Ranger with the First Team

    19th Combat Engineer Battalion   They built the roads, the bridges, and the Fire Bases

    84th Engineer Battalion (Construction)   They also built roads, bridges, and Fire Bases in the Qui Nhon/Bong Son Area

    2nd Squadron 1st Cav   The Blackhawks

    22nd Infantry Regiment   Served with the 4th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division

    1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment   Site created by Michael Belis - Great LZ Action photos

    8th Transportation Group   They endured ambushes in thin-skinned trucks on Hwy 19

    Quigley s Down Under   Created by Bruce K. ("Doc") Melson

    NVA / VC Locator   Courtesy of the 282nd Assault Helicopter Company (Black Cats)

    Tiger and Eagle   Jim William's Attractive Site with Beaucoup Vietnam Links

    The Battle of Kontum   Jack Heslin's excellent site of the Spring Offensive of 1972

    The 347th Radio Research Unit   The Army Security Agency's Radio Intercept unit

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    Creation Date: Friday, March 29, 1996
    Last Modified: Saturday, February 3, 2007
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