101 airborne combat patch
ALPHA ORIGINALS
2nd Battalion
Vietnam 1967 - 1968
December 1967 - December 1968 - a brief outline of the accomplishments of the 2/501st.
Major operations the 2nd battalion took part in.
Photo of Chapel, believed to have been at LZ Sally.
Members of the Advance Party departed between the 17th and 24th of November 1967.

The battalion deployed to Vietnam on 13 December with the exception of a twelve-man
rear detachment which followed on the 16th and 28th of the month.

The battalion flew into Bien Hoa and then moved to Cu Chi by truck convoy. They
remained at the 25th Infantry Division base camp for thirty days of in-country training
2/501st sign at LZ Sally
Battalion Commander - Colonel Richard Tallman
Command Sergeant Major - Sergeant Major John Dobransky
Brigadier General Richard Tallman
Died: July 9, 1972 An Loc, South Vietnam due to hostile fire.
Battalion Senior NCO photo
Chaplain - Captain William W. Erbach
2/501st soldiers receive Medal of Honor - Joe  Hooper and Clifford Sims of D/2/501st.