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2nd Field Force

II Field Force Vietnam

Worn from:
8 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 one diagonal refers to the numerical designation
of the II Field Force. The sword, in "piercing" the red
area, alludes to the constant probing of enemy territory
and positions and the driving back and crushing of enemy
forces. 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. The silhouette of the shield is shaped
like a battle-ax to symbolize the smashing power of the I
Field Force and the constant combat readiness of its personnel
to engage the enemy. The battle-ax shape, in itself, is also
an additional I Field Force identification. Headquarters was
located at Nha Trang. Major United States forces under II
Field Force, Vietnam control included: The First Cavalry
Division; the Fourth Infantry Division; Third Brigade,
Twenty-fifth Infantry Division; First Brigade, 101st Airborne
Division; and the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

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cayetano{tano}ovalle 28-Apr-2015 16:49
sI also was with the duster unit from 67-69 with some of my buddies on their quad 50's,we were convoy escorts with 2 dusters one on the front and the other on the rear,the other was the quad with in the middle,we were also outpost perimeter guard,I remember some names red,doc,Jones the rest I forgot It's been sometime hope all of them made home.4th bat.60th arty,67-69,thank you guys for taking care of me.
Tom Nguyen 22-Nov-2014 02:08
I'm searching the name of the Deputy CG of 2nd FF, Advisory Team of 3rd Corps ARVN in 1970-71 (Bien Hoa, Long Binh)
Thanks a lots!
Joe Donaldson 25-Aug-2013 20:29
The patch for the 2nd field force should read 1st and the description under the 2nd should read 1st Field Force. I was with 1st Field Force during 1970. thanks. Joe Donaldson, Fair Haven, Vermont.
Stephen Hamilton 05-Aug-2013 03:34
Stephen Hamilton
Was w/A Battery 3/6 105 SP 1967-1968. Got to see quite a bit of the country. 23-Jul-2013 16:45
Doc Weldon 3/6 arty hill pleiku 69-70
Guest 23-Jul-2013 16:40
Doc with 3/6 arty pleiku.105 self propel led to see
John Bentham 09-May-2012 15:56
your right i was in duster 2nd field force 1967 to 1968.
John Bentham 09-May-2012 15:53
yes you guys are right i was in the 2nd field force patches are mixed up' if you were in the dusters 1967 to 1968 email me.
John bentham 09-May-2012 15:52
yes you guys are right i was in the 2nd field force patches are mixed up' if you were in the dusters 1967 to 1968 email me.
Manuel Rivera 30-Apr-2009 18:18
made comment on the patch listed as 1st field force.
The patch represented below is for the 1st not the 2nd.
Guest 12-Nov-2007 00:58
You got the 2nd and 1st field force patches labled incorrectly, please change them