Monday, April 30, 2007

NGAUS History

In December 1969, Maj. Gen. James F. Cantwell, NGAUS president, urged in a letter to President Nixon, “If economy reasons force a reduction in active Army divisions, consideration should be given to reactivating Guard divisions that were eliminated in the 1967-1968 reorganization.”

Mr. Nixon replied: “The support of NGAUS for our efforts to bring the war in Vietnam to an end is a source of strength and encouragement to me. ... I fully intend to continue exerting every effort to achieve the honorable and lasting peace which all of us desire.”

Ultimately, the only Army Guard ground-maneuver unit sent to Vietnam was Indiana’s Company D (Ranger), 151st Infantry.
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