101 airborne combat patch
ALPHA ORIGINALS
2nd Brigade
Vietnam 1967 - 1968
21 December 1967  

Platoon leaders and platoon sergeants from 2nd Brigade begin accompanying units of the 25th
Infantry Division in local operations in the Cu Chi district, Vietnam.
16 January 1968  

2nd Brigade ends its “in-country orientation and training phase” and conducts OPERATION
NORMANDY in the area around Cu Chi, Vietnam.
21 January 1968  

2nd Brigade takes part in operations within AO Attala around Minh Thanh in the Michelin rubber
plantation. 12th Aviation Group provided 75 CH-47 sorties to move the brigade, combined with a
four serial ground convoy.
21 – 30 January 1968  

The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, the 1st and 2nd
Squadrons, 11th ACR begin Operation ATTALA/CASEY, conducted a reconnaissance in force
operation against the 165th PAVN Regiment in Binh Duong Province.