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The 61st Infantry has a long affiliation with the 5th Division. Please browse these pages to learn more.
 

So what does the 1/61 have to do with the 7th Engineers, you ask? Through the auspices of Jack Swaren and Tommy Dorris, I was invited to attend the first 1/61 "Veterans Recognition Day" in 2001, hosted by the active duty 1/61 at Ft. Jackson, SC. LTC Thomas McGrath and his XO, MAJ Mike Robertson, proved excellent hosts (as have their successors, LTC Steve Yackley and LTC Richard Kirk/MAJ Jim Ward)! I was drafted to assist Jack Swaren and LTC Yackley for some small tasks for the 2002 reunion, and the job kind of grew into me acting as the secretary of the 1/61 vets.

LESSONS LEARNED (I think I learned, anyway):
NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!


I am of course kidding. - my association with the Cadre of the BN and the 1/61 vets has been a most rewarding experience. The active duty personnel and the vets have formed a very unique bond not found in most other active duty units. Our deepest gratitude goes to LTC McGrath, "Major Mike" Robertson, and COL Jack Swaren for initiating the tradition, and to their successors.


 
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History, Lineage& Honors Hungry 1
Recognition Day, 2001 Hungry 2
Recognition Day, 2002  
Recognition Day, 2003  
Recognition Day, 2004  
Recognition Day, 2005  
Recognition Day, 2006  
Recognition Day, 2007  
   
   
   
   
   
 

For a detailed history, please visit COL Jack's site at:
http://one-six-one.fifthinfantrydivision.com/preface.htm

and the Fifth Division History on this site

 



WW I


PEACETIME
NDSM (National Defense Service Ribbon)


VIET NAM

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