Arrival of the First Team
More than 7,000 men of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) with their “Steeds” arrived in Vietnam in mid-September, aboard USS Buckner, USS Boxer and USS Darby. The men of “The First Team” were greeted by GEN. W.C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Forces in Vietnam. Advanced elements of the Airmobile Division arrived several weeks prior to set up their camp at An Khe.