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1st Field Force

1st Field Force Vietnam

Worn from:
4 October 1966 - 30 April 1971.

The crusader's sword (the "Sword of Freedom")
was suggested by the shoulder-sleeve insignia
previously authorized for the United States
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam and the
United States Army, Vietnam. The colors red,
white, and blue are the national colors of the
United States, and the colors yellow and red are
those of Vietnam. The colors blue, red, and yellow
are also those of the three major combat arms:
Infantry, artillery, and armor. I Field Force, Vietnam
with headquarters at Bien Hoa and Long Binh became the
largest army combat command in Vietnam. Major United
States forces under I Field Force, Vietnam control
included the Capital Military Assistance Command,
Vietnam; First Cavalry Division; First Infantry Division;
Ninth Infantry Division; Twenty-fifth Infantry Divisions;
173rd Airborne Brigade; 196th Infantry Brigade; 199th
Infantry Brigade; and the Eleventh Armored Cavalry Regiment

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Steven Harder 13-Aug-2019 20:31
After all this time and many comments regarding the patches, they are still wrong.
1st is 2nd and 2nd is 1st.
Melanie C 04-Apr-2016 03:52
My stepfather is Larry Lasater from Alabama. We are trying to locate those he might have known to recreate his military record. Can anyone help?
Guest 02-Sep-2014 03:54

I was with the 2nd field force 68-70 35th artillery. would like to hear
from u guys.

PRC FIXER 03-Feb-2014 23:47
Gary Mills US 56424885 I was with IFFV 54th Signal Battalion HQ Co. Camp John F. McDermott from 19 Feb 67 until Feb 19 68. Electronic Maintenance I was a field radio repairmen AKA'' Prick Fixer'' The shoulder patch shown at the top of this page is IIFFV. Nha Trang was home to IFFV and MACV both located at Roberts Compound on Beach Road.The Air Forces 14th air wing was also in Nha Trang along with 5th Special Forces. The officers of 54th Sig. Batt.Billited at Crow Hall in down town Nha Trang. I'm from Northern Californis and was TOTALLY surprised when getting in country to Nha Trang that the down town bars and night clubs where segregated. This blew me away. We are all Americans and die the same way. Yet the bars were either Black or Whites. You are all my BROTHERS! Please contact me lets talk.'' GO ARMY ''
Irv Livingston 31-May-2013 07:49

I was in HHB 5th Bn 2nd Arty 1970-71 Duster Compound, Long Binh Post, Mt. Nui Chau Chan, Camp Frenzell Jones I wore the above patch and it is for the 2nd Field Force not the 1st No matter what you call it, it WAS in the Nam.
Don McCarty 23-Aug-2012 19:57
l Don McCarty was with 5/2 in Vietnam 1968-1969
Guest 20-Aug-2012 07:51
the patch shown is 2nd field force vietnam i served with 2nd field force 1969 thru1971
Guest 19-Aug-2012 17:13
Looking anyonne who served with Edward Walter Corcoran, KIA April 23, 1971. member C company, 4th BN, 21st Infantry, 11th Infantry BDE. Please contact Joe Conley,
R Beck 05-May-2012 18:56
First Field Force was at Nha Trang. I think you have the information reversed on 1st and 2nd FF. I was a member of IFFV in Nha Trang in 1970/1971
Manuel Rivera 30-Apr-2009 18:16
This patch is for the 2nd field force not the 1st as listed here. I was part of the 23rd Arty Group in the RVN 1970-71. Please replace with 1st Field force patch listed above.
Thank you!