- Letters of Thanks from Students
- D/16 HISTORY
- D/16th Unit Insignia
- Documents & Publications
- Doc Mason' Family: Service and Sacrifice
- Camp Brancato
- Captain Helmick DSC
- 1st Lt. Frank Mantua, Second Silver Star
- SSG Thomas R Presley
- D/16 Operations
- The Restoration of D66
- Okinawa "The Herd Prepares for War"
- Combat Art and Camouflage
- Cat Patch
- Soldiers of the Sky
- FALLEN HEROES
- TROOPER LIFE
- D/16 Store
- Airborne Creed
Click above to view the 2023 173d Reunion site
Additions to the Website
SSG Thomas R. Presley
A Soldiers Soldier:
Soldiers Medal for heroism, two Purple Hearts, and the Bronze Star medal for his service in Vietnam.
Fifty Years Later, 1st Lieutenant Frank Mantua: Awarded a second Silver Star for extraordinary heroism in the battle of Tuy Hoa
One family's "Honor - Service - Sacrifice"
Five brother's serve in World War II. One of their sons serves in Vietnam and pays the ultimate price by sacrificing himself to save others.
CAMP BRANCATO, BIEN HOA: Named after the first D/16th KIA in Vietnam
CAPTAIN ROBERT HELMICK: Awarded the DSC for extraordinary heroism in the battle of Tuy Hoa
- One of the iconic images of the Vietnam War -
A D16 SPAT firing cannister rounds at the enemy
D-66 was the command track used by Captain Karl F. Nehammer, Company Commander of D/16 from April to October 1966. It is on display at the National Infantry Museum in Ft Benning, Georgia.....
D/16th Membership is now available to all veterans who served in Company D, 16th Armor, 173d Airborne. Click on the "Menu Bar" above and select Membership. Join with fellow troopers to share contacts and exchange information.
D/16 is now on Facebook: Post your comments and reflections along with the community of interested followers.
Features and Articles
Letters of Thanks from Students at
Warren T. Eich Middle School
Honor 173d Airborne Veterans and Veterans from All Services
Who Are These D/16 Troopers ?
Help Identify these D/16 Troopers before time takes their names away from us. Afford them the recognition they deserve for their service. HELP OUT HERE
COMBAT ART AND CAMOUFLAGE: See how D/16 troopers changed the appearance of their APC's.
There are 58,267 names listed on that polished black wall....see the history of the sacrifice of The Names on the Wall.
The Saga of Josephine and Charlie. Charlie and Josephine were lovers, even though she was was much larger than he......