“I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling."— Geronimo 1829 – 1909 Apache “I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust."— Geronimo 1829 – 1909 Apache
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The 2nd Battalion, 501st, while attached to the 3rd Brigade, 101st received a Presidential Unit Citation for their actions during the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969; the unit's battle streamer is embroidered Dong Ap Bia Mountain. The 2nd Battalion, 501st participated in Operation Texas Star, which culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord in July 1970. The entire 101st participated in Operation Dewey Canyon II, in support of the ARVN attack on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos in February–March 1971.
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1st Cavalry Division to deploy as part of the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II. The 39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade from the Arkansas Army National Guard (ARARNG), a separate light infantry brigade currently under control of the 7th Infantry Division of Ft. Carson, CO, strengthened by a battalion of soldiers composed of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry and 41st Infantry Brigade from the Oregon Army National Guard (ORARNG) and "F" Battery, 1st Battalion, 202nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment from the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG), will move to Ft. Hood, TX to train with the First Team for this deployment. They will then move out to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, LA to finish their training and then be shipped to the CENTCOM area where they will be formally attached to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq.
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