198th Infantry Brigade (United States)
|198th Infantry Brigade|
Shoulder sleeve insignia
|Role||Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT)|
|Size||5 Battalions + HHC|
|Garrison/HQ||Ft. Benning, GA|
|Motto(s)||"Brave and Bold"|
|Engagements||Battle of Kham Duc|
|Colonel William D. Voorhies|
LTC Norman H Schwartzkopf, 1/6th Battalion Commander, 1967 LZ Bayonet near Chu Lai, 23d INFANTRY DIVISION (AMERICAL)Colonel Joseph G. ClemonsCaptain Paul R. Davis Highly decorated Company Commander 17th Cavalry H Troop (awarded, Silver Star (2), Bronze Star (2) Air Medal (20) and The Distinguished Flying Cross)
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The 198th Infantry Brigade, was first formed as part of the United States Army Reserve's 99th Division. It was active from 1967 through 1971 and has been active since 2007 as an Infantry Training Brigade as part of the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
During the years of 1967–1971 as part of the Vietnam War the 198th was part of the United States Army's 23rd "Americal" Infantry Division. In 1968, elements of the 198th Infantry Brigade, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Nelson, participated in the Battle of Kham Duc. On 21 November 1969, Colonel Joseph G. Clemons, (of Pork Chop Hill fame), assumed command of the 198th Infantry Brigade.
Order of battle
- Headquarters & Headquarters Company
- 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry
- 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
- 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry
- 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry
- 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry (1971)
- 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery
- 9th Support Battalion
- 155th Engineer Company
- Troop H, 17th Cavalry
- Headquarters & Support Company
- "The United States Army Infantry Brigade"
- "The Brigade: A History, Its Organization and Employment in the US Army"
- Summers, Harry G. Historical Atlas of the Vietnam War. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
- The short film ACTIVITIES OF THE 198TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, AMERICAL DIVISION (1968) is available for free download at the Internet Archive