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Date Process Result
March 5, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
March 6, 2008 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
March 25, 2008 Featured article candidate Not promoted
April 5, 2008 WikiProject A-class review Approved
May 4, 2008 Featured article candidate Not promoted
December 30, 2008 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
Current status: Good article

History merge[edit]

This page was cut-and-paste moved from 173rd Airborne Brigade (United States) on 16 September 2007. I have corrected that. Here are comments from that talk page. Cool Hand Luke 00:09, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Campaigns[edit]

Anyone know which three campaigns the 173d fought in during WW2? Blair P. Houghton 20:56, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • I removed this page back to 173rd, as the website for the Brigade says right on the top 173rd. 61,000 hits for 173rd on google, opposed to 9,000 for 173d. 173d is an infield abbreviated designation and as such the page isn't named "173d Abn Bde". —ExplorerCDT 23:39, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)
    • It's wrong, and Googling isn't probative, but I'll let the military fight with you about it. Blair P. Houghton 21:03, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

BTW, to answer your initial question...The 173rd was made the 87th Recon Group in 1942, but it didn't get into combat until 1944 in Europe. The Three campaigns were Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. —ExplorerCDT 21:09, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I added the proper Lineage and Honors Information for the 173rd and its various permutations from the CMH.SSG Cornelius Seon (Retired) 14:19, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Fallen Angels[edit]

Should them being mentioned in Fallen Angels be added to the pop culture section? In the soft cover published by Scholastic they are mentioned on pages 174 and 175. 208.34.129.190 04:51, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Wasn't it involved in NEO?[edit]

IIRC, after Marines covered a NEO in Liberia, at least some 173rd units went into the concurrent NEO in the Central African Republic. Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 02:50, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

If you could find a source on that and add it, that would be great. I looked around for references to it and I didn't really see anything. -Ed! (talk) 23:12, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not finding it online, but there are a few places I want to look. There is, I'm almost certain, a detailed case study of the two concurrent NEOs in Dan Bolger's Death Ground, but my copy is in storage, somewhere in several 10x2x10 boxes of books.
It was Operation QUICK RESPONSE in May 1996, overlapping Operation ASSURED RESPONSE (Liberia) starting in April. It's possible some 173rd units might have been in both. IIRC from Bolger, there was only a company or so available, with the rest in the Balkans. The Marines were trying to cover both places, and the eventual force included SEALs, Special Forces, and anybody else they could find. Again IIRC, they staged airlift through Freetown, Sierra Leone. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/assured_response.htm alludes to Army personnel, but doesn't specifically mention the 173rd.
Does their PAO have email? If not, I can check with a PAO friend, about to go to OCS after her broken ankle heals. She was enlisted Public Affairs in Iraq, so should know who to call.Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 01:11, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
That would definately be a good source...please do. -Ed! (talk) 05:01, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Campaign Streamers[edit]

Does anyone know where high quality images of Campaign streamers can be found? I wanted to put in a chart for them similar to the one on the 3/3 page, but I can't find any that are very good or up to date. -Ed! (talk) 05:01, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/CampaignStreamers/CampaignStreamerInfoPage.htm - There are a lot of high quality images there. Hal06 (talk) 22:11, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

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Issues preventing promotion[edit]

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Not yet done in the article itself, only in the infobox.
 Done Changed them in the campaign streamers infobox, and changed the wording in the article to reflect location, not campaigns. -Ed! (talk) 22:02, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • In the "Vietnam War" section the images are straying across the text. This is a problem I've seen before on Battle of the Gebora, where I think it was solved using WP:BUNCH. Worth a look as the article is unreadable in placed for certain screen resolutions.
I may need some help fixing this, I have a wide large resolution monitor, and though others have complained about images bunching, I can't get the problem to appear on my computer at all and so I can't what this problem is doing at all (even the WP:BUNCH examples are just fine on all of the machines I use) Ed! (talk) 22:17, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm as clueless as you are on this. I suggest dropping a line at User:Carre's talk page, he fixed it last time and might be able to lend support.
I had a go at fixing this a while back - it's in the edit history somewhere; the bunching was much before I got to it. I've tried about all I could think of to get it better, and I think the best solution would be to slightly shift the images below the infobox. It's those that's causing the clash with the image to the left. I'm happy to have a go, if you like. Jacky – I take it you're at the same resolution as with the Gebora one? Cheers. Carré (talk) 14:38, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
 Done – perfect at my resolution, and only a single line sentence thingie looking a little off-putting at the higher resolution. Carré (talk) 14:52, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Nice work, thanks a lot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackyd101 (talkcontribs) 17:23, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • More description is needed of the units service in Vietnam - which campaigns did they serve in? Provide detail.
I'll expand on this, basically the campaign information is given up to 1967, but it is clear that the brigade was in Vietnam until 1970 at least - what happened in the last three years? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackyd101 (talkcontribs) 02:08, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Update the article with information about the last year's service in Afghanistan.
  • References needed in second paragraph of legacy section.  Done

In all, its a good article but more is needed on Vietnam service and the minor niggles I mentioned above have to be dealt with before I can pass this for GA.--Jackyd101 (talk) 17:18, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

It all looks reasonable, I'll get to work on this stuff. -Ed! (talk) 22:02, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, Updating on what's still needed, the 1968-1970 period in Vietnam is still not covered. Can you do anything to fill in this gap? Otherwise eveything looks great and I'll be happy to pass once the above is addressed.--Jackyd101 (talk) 18:16, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I'm still working on that. The sources all seem to have a gap on the 1967-1970 history. Some of them have implied that the unit was rendered combat ineffective and was being rebuilt during this time, but I can't find anything very reliable. -Ed! (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
See http://www.skysoldier.org/ops.php – seems they were still in Vietnam during this period. Not much detail though. The Sky Soldier site also lists a bunch of Medal of Honor recipients through these years. HTH Carré (talk) 08:37, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to see this fixed before I promote, but I'm in no hurry to fail it while good work is going on. Take as much time as you need (within reason).--Jackyd101 (talk) 10:46, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
How about now? It doesn't seem right using one source to fill that area in, but since only one is apparently avaliable, I put in all I could for the time, which apparently was not a very active one for the unit. -Ed! (talk) 21:58, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
That looks fine. Good job and congratulations.--Jackyd101 (talk) 09:12, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Couple of comments: you sure you used the right reference? You've used history.php, which doesn't seem to support the cited material. Did you mean to use ops.php? Second point is that you say they took part in four operations, but then only list 3. Carré (talk) 10:44, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest[edit]

One of the reasons for this article's failed FAC was that it relied heavily on COI material, because most of the information comes from US Army websites and press releases. What kind of sources exactly would not be COI? The Army sources are all reliable enough to me, but others seem to have a problem with them. -Ed!(talk)(Hall of Fame) 19:57, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

lookig for someone[edit]

Hi I have a friend by the bane of Dennis (Denny) Cain who served with the 173rd in Nam. He is looking for anyone who served with him in Nam. If you contact me at puppytoes@charter.net I will put you in contact with him Thank you B Moreno —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.86.117.66 (talk) 23:09, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Operation Enduring Freedom 08[edit]

Between footnotes 78 and 79 there is mention of "a writer" embedded with Battle Company. The writer is Vanity Fair contributing editor Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm. His book, WAR, published in the Spring of 2010, published by Twelve, debuted on the New York Times best-seller list at #3. Embedded with Junger was award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, also a Vanity Fair contributor. Together they produced and directed the documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.



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