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198th Infantry Brigade (United States)

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Active  1967–1971 2007–present
Branch  U.S. Army
Size  5 Battalions + HHC
Country  United States
Type  Infantry training
198th Infantry Brigade (United States)
Role  Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT)

The 198th Infantry Brigade, was first formed as part of the United States Army Reserve's 99th Division. It was active from 1967 through 1971 and has been active since 2007 as an Infantry Training Brigade as part of the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Vietnam War

During the years of 1967–1971 as part of the Vietnam War the 198th was part of the United States Army's 23rd "Americal" Infantry Division. In 1968, elements of the 198th Infantry Brigade, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Nelson, participated in the Battle of Kham Duc. On 21 November 1969, Colonel Joseph G. Clemons, (of Pork Chop Hill fame), assumed command of the 198th Infantry Brigade.

Order of battle

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
  • 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry
  • 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
  • 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry
  • 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry
  • 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry (1971)
  • 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery
  • 9th Support Battalion
  • 155th Engineer Company
  • Troop H, 17th Cavalry
  • Post Vietnam

    The 198th Infantry Brigade was reactivated on 15 May 2007 at Fort Benning, Georgia to serve as an Infantry Training Brigade.

  • Headquarters & Support Company
  • 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry
  • 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry
  • 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
  • 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry
  • 2–54 IN was under the administrative control of 192d Infantry Brigade until 24 August 2011.
  • 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry
  • References

    198th Infantry Brigade (United States) Wikipedia


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