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the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry at Cu Chi and I would have tons of questions to ask to a Tropic Lightning vet.

Isn't Tropic Lightning a nickname for the 25th Infantry Division? I don't mean to correct the Vietnam Forum CO, but since "Platoon" is based on the 25th ID for a unit I'm familiar with the patch and nicknames like electric strawberry.
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Isn't Tropic Lightning a nickname for the 25th Infantry Division? I don't mean to correct the Vietnam Forum CO, but since "Platoon" is based on the 25th ID for a unit I'm familiar with the patch and nicknames like electric strawberry.

interesting mate why not post a list of some ..
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Great pictures Lambo! and welcome to ACG. Would you be interested in discussing your tour of duty? from what I can guess you served in the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry at Cu Chi and I would have tons of questions to ask to a Tropic Lightning vet.

Thank You!,

My brother served with the 4/23rd (Pics 2,3 & 4). He was KIA 01/24/67. I'm an Honorary Member (Family).
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Isn't Tropic Lightning a nickname for the 25th Infantry Division? I don't mean to correct the Vietnam Forum CO, but since "Platoon" is based on the 25th ID for a unit I'm familiar with the patch and nicknames like electric strawberry.
The Electric Strawberries,
Rear: My brother, Second from left: Baleramos


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out of Ft. Richardson, Alaska (1965)
Left for Jungle training (Hawaii) became part of 25th ID

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You all need to check out the Links I Posted, Great Info & Pics!
I have been looking at them. Thanks for the links.

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Real quick question. When were the Vietnamese introdced to the RPG-7 and forgot the RPG-6? (If they ever did)
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The Electric Strawberries,
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Left for Jungle training (Hawaii) became part of 25th ID
Right on. My Vietnam War education is lacking, I didn't recognize the second patch.
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Right on. My Vietnam War education is lacking, I didn't recognize the second patch.
Go to those Links I posted! It's alot of reading but you'll get a good History Lesson!!!
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Thank You!,

My brother served with the 4/23rd (Pics 2,3 & 4). He was KIA 01/24/67. I'm an Honorary Member (Family).
Sorry to hear about that Do you know if he arrived in Vietnam with the battalion? must have been quite a change to go from Alaska to Cu Chi!
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Real quick question. When were the Vietnamese introdced to the RPG-7 and forgot the RPG-6? (If they ever did)
There's no such things as the RPG-6 I believe. The NVA used principally the RPG-2 (called B-40 for the most common chinese version) and the RPG-7 (B-41). Not sure when the latter was introduced, I'd say 1967-68.
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