Band - Sun, Sand, Sandbags and Sound
The band of the Big Red One had many duties.
Armored Cavalry - 1st of the 4th
"The Quarter Horse" in Vietnam.
1st Supply and Transportation Battalion
Running convoy down dangerous roads to supply the division.
Doughnut Dollies and emergency services -- the Red Cross was there for the 1st Infantry Division.
Division army postal services worked 16/7 to get the mail through.
Religious services, counseling and moral support from the clergy.
"Duty First" -- 1st Div (KLIK) Radio Shows
Radio Features Aired on AFVN about the Big Red One
Prepared by 1LT Forrest Brandt, USA and SP4 William Johanson, USA
Hear Then Again Below
Fascinating 15 minute radio shows about units and men of the Big Red One in the field, on night perimeter defense, medevac'ing the wounded, and rolling down dangerous highways in convoys. Hear the officers and men, the artillery, the grunts, the medics, the division band, the chaplains, and many more. These shows were produced 1LT Forrest Brandt and SP4 William Johanson of 1st Div PIO during the Vietnam war -- with production assistance from AFVN. The shows were aired Saturdays on the AFVN nationwide radio network.
KLIK - The "Big Red One"
(c) By Forrest Brandt, 1Lt, (1968-1989)
January 26, 1998
Radio Lai Khe -- South Vietnam, 1967
"Serving the Big Red One"
The Electric Train
A feature story about three very talented troopers and their Vietnam Jazz Band.
Medevac'ing the wounded in Vietnam with the 57th Medical Detachment.
Adjusting to Vietnam
The stress of changing from civilian or garrison to the combat setting.
173rd Aviation Company
In the air with the Huey "slicks"
of "The Robin Hoods" in Vietnam.
Life in the field with the Division Artillery in Vietnam.
With the Men
The stress of daily and nightly Vietnam life of the men of the 1st Infantry Division.