198th Infantry Brigade (United States)

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198th Infantry Brigade
USA - 198 Lt Inf Bde.png
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1967–1971
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Infantry training
Role Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT)
Size 5 Battalions + HHC
Garrison/HQ Ft. Benning, GA
Motto(s) "Brave and Bold"

Vietnam War

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. Clemons

Captain 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.

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Vietnam War[edit]

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.

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Post Vietnam[edit]

The 198th Infantry Brigade was reactivated on 15 May 2007 at Fort Benning, Georgia to serve as an Infantry Training Brigade.

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