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Mr Leepson,
 I was a reservist in the 77th infantry division stationed at Fort Totten from 1965 to 1971 I was attached to a medical unit there .In 1970 my unit was activated  because of the postal strike for 7 days ,my DD 214 indicates I was discharged from Headquarters company 82nd Airborne division .Question how is that that accurate My next question ? Six units of the 77th were activated to Vietnam ,where were they sent? I have been trying to find out what medical units were attached to the 77 infantry during that period.Can you help me out

I don't have any answers for you, but I can suggest three places that might. First, for info about the history of the 82nd Airborne, try the 82nd Airborne Association. Website: or the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg:

I've had good luck with the Army Center of Military History:

They should have info on the history of the 77th Infantry.

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I can answer most questions dealing with all aspects of U.S. military history. My expertise is the Vietnam War. I also have written extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II, World War I, The Philippine War, and the American Revolution. My books include a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the history of the American Flag, and the post-Jefferson history of Monticello, and therefore know a great deal about those specific subjects. I specialize in writing about matters of strategy--not tactics. And I also am interested in personalities. I have very little knowledge about ordnance or the value of old military memorabilia. Nor do I know a lot about uniforms and insignia--except about the Vietnam War. To repeat: I have no expertise in assessing the value of ordnance or uniforms or any type of military equipment. And my knowledge about military uniforms is only limited to those of the Vietnam War era. If you have questions on these topics, I recommend contacting an antiques dealer in your area who specializes in military uniforms, ordnance, etc.


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