Steel Tigers 1/77th ARMOR ASSOCIATION
Standing Firm Then
Standing Firm Now
|Words from our New President
The 1/77th Armor Association is a brotherhood of mounted warriors that fought together in the Republic of South Vietnam. We are veterans. We are tankers, cavalrymen, artillerymen, medics, engineers, mechanics, cooks, and every other MOS that served in the Battalion in Vietnam. We were unified in our mission, and every job was important in the accomplishment of that mission. We are proud of our service to our country, and we honor the special friendships that grew from trusting and sharing with our brothers in arms in that common struggle against tryanny. We cherish those special bonds, and we honor the memory of those who died on the battlefield.
The 1st Battalion,
77th Armor, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) advanced
party arrived in the Republic of Vietnam on July 2, 1968. The rest of
the Brigade began to arrive at Wunder Beach on July 22, 1968. The Battalion
fought in 8 campaigns from July 1968 to November 1971, and the Battalion,
HHC, A, B, C, and D Companies were awarded Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry
with Palm. In addition, A Company was awarded a Valorious Unit Award.