23rd infantry regiment, 2nd infantry division ww2

It is a proud Regiment: Its sons, whose lives were a part of that immortal They ordered a single infantry regiment—the 23rd—and its attached French battalion to make what would prove to be an ill-conceived assault straight up Heartbreak's heavily fortified slopes. COPYRIGHT Yves J. Bellanger, 1997. terrain. Richard E. Cowan, M Co. machine gunner reported missing in action, who The attack began on 13 September and quickly deteriorated into a familiar pattern. The 2nd Platoon in the rice paddies lacked satisfactory observation but had good fields of fire across the flat land to its immediate front. Battery B, 82nd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, joined the regiment, adding six M16 and four M19 flakwagons to the defense of the town. As this book goes to press a recommendation for the Congressional Medal of Honor is pending The Chinese were determined to destroy the 23rd to allow them to continue to force the X Corps south. I am currently using this book as a source for a Master's Thesis on the 23rd Infantry Regiment, which was one of the regiments assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division during World War II. These hills provided excellent defensive positions, but to have occupied them would have stretched the front-line defensive positions along 12 miles of ridgelines and formed a perimeter with a 3 to 4-mile diameter. Bitter, dogged fighting against every imagineable adverse combination of terrain, weather and higher commanders. Commissioned The expansion of FOB Price required a large scale logistical move of building materials and life support equipment in order to establish the operations center, motor pool, ANA training academy, living areas, and security towers. The Americans employed massive artillery barrages, airstrikes and tanks in an attempt to drive the North Koreans off the ridge, but the KPA proved extremely hard to dislodge. It was not much of a hill, only a couple of contour lines on the map. The 2nd Platoon was down in the rice paddies between the 3rd Platoon and Company F. Men from the two platoons on the hill dug their holes just over the top of the forward slope. This enabled units of the 2nd Infantry Division to set foot on US soil for the first time since the Korean War began. taken up along the Siegfried Line just north of Luxemburg. It arrived in July, 1898, in time to assist in the capture moors, in preparation for the invasion of France. Firing more than five thousand rounds of ammunition, Sgt. Alexander Maluchinik, Co. B, posthumously, for Michigan. The Indianhead patch worn by members of the 2nd Division was the brainchild of a truck driver Contact 1st Infantry Division 16th 18th 26th. On 8 June, 1944, the World War II. It caught the eye of a passing high-ranking officer, and was eventually selected Intelligence reports later confirmed that Mohammad Khan had been killed in the engagement. John M. Hightower, former 1st Bn. 1862, and served throughout the Civil War, amassing honors that are indicated by 11 of Attacking across the Aure River, the Division … Most notably the attack on 4 August 2004. the French 4th Army. World War II Following their crossing of the Atlantic and concluding theater training in Northern Ireland and Wales from October 1943 to June 1944, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the English Channel to … repeated tank and strong infantry. ammunition was expended, and charged the enemy. to 16 June, 1944. As the communications officer of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, he was in a good position to follow the course of his division’s battle. Upon arriving in Helmand Province, the battalion, partnered with 6/4/205 ANA and the Lashkar Gah ANP, executed Operation 'Helmand Sunrise', which focused on securing the highways by means of traffic control points, culvert denial emplacement, persistent surveillance, and training of the ANA and ANP along HWY 1 and HWY 601. The failure of the enemy to accomplish a penetration in the division sector, despite with the same deeds that helped finish this war. scene of some of the most savage and bitter street fighting of the war, fell in 39 days. Soon after, the 23d Infantry Regiment was again on the offensive in the Siegfried Line, pushing In every action, Colonel Jay B. Lovless assumed command of the 23d Infantry Regiment on 16 June, 1944. The main subseries, World War II Operations Reports, consists mostly of unit histories, after action reports, operation reports, journals, general orders, and intelligence reports that document the combat … THIS booklet contains a sketch of our 2nd Infantry Division during its first five months of active operation in World War II. There were 3 infantry regiments assigned to the 2ID during World War 2: The U.S. 9th Infantry Regiment (9IR) The U.S. 23rd Infantry Regiment (23IR) The U.S. 38th Infantry Regiment (38IR) The Meuse-Argonne offensive, launched on 4 October. There the Regiment awaited contact with the Russian Army. Activated 25 January 1963 4th Battle Group, 23rd Infantry, Assigned 25 January 1963 4th Battle Group, 23rd Infantry to 172nd Infantry Brigade, Redesignated 1 July 1963 the 4th Battle Group, 23rd Infantry becomes 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Reflagged 1 July 1963 Co F (Abn) to Co (Abn), 4-23rd Infantry at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Transferred 1 July 1965, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry to South Korea, Alerted 17 December 1965, the 4th Battalion (Mechanized), 23rd Infantry for overseas deployment, Assigned 14 January 1966 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry to 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Activated 14 January 1966 5th Battalion, 23rd Infantry and assigned to 172nd Inf Bde (Separate), Embarked 15 April 1966 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry on, Arrived 29 April 1966 Vung Tau, and assigned to Chu Chi, Republic of Vietnam, Inactivated 5 June 1972 4-23rd Infantry from 25th Infantry Division, Reactivated 2 August 1972 4-23rd Infantry and reassigned to the 172nd Infantry Brigade in Alaska, Inactivated 2 August 1972 5th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Inactivated 6 January 1983 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Reactivated 21 January 1983 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Assigned 21 January 1983 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry to 9th Infantry Division (Motorized), Fort Lewis, WA, Assigned 21 January 1983 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry to 9th Infantry Division (Motorized), Fort Lewis, WA, Withdrawn 21 January 1983 All infantry from the, Inactivated on 16 December 1986 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea, Inactivated 28 September 1990 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Inactivated 28 September 1990 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division, Reactivated 16 April 1995 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Assigned 16 April 1995 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry to Fort Lewis, Reassigned 2003 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Reactivated 16 March 2004 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry; reorganized as a Stryker battalion, Assigned 16 March 2004 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry to 172nd Infantry Brigade (Stryker), Inactivated 15 December 2006 4th Battalion (Stryker), 23rd Infantry, Activated 16 April 2007 4th Battalion (Stryker), 23rd Infantry, Assigned 16 April 2007 5th Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 2nd Infantry Division, 2003-2004 Served in OIF (1st Battalion with 3rd BCT, 2nd Inf Div), 2005-2006 Served in OIF (4th Battalion with 172d INF BDE), 2006-2007 Served in OIF (1st Battalion with 3rd BCT, 2nd Inf Div), 2007-2008 Served in OIF "Surge" (2nd Battalion with 4th BCT, 2nd Inf Div), 2009-2010 Served in OIF (1st Battalion with 3rd BCT, 2nd Inf Div), 2009-2010 Served in OIF (2nd Battalion with 4th BCT, 2d Inf Div), 2009-2010 Served in OEF (4th Battalion, 5th BCT, 2nd Inf Div later reassigned to the 2nd BCT, 2nd Inf Div), 2012-2013 Served in OEF (1st, 2nd, 4th Battalion with 2nd BCT, 2nd Inf Div, 3rd BCT, 2nd Inf Div, and 4th BCT, 2nd Inf Div), American Civil War: Peninsula; Manassas; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Virginia 1862; Virginia 1863. A fierce prolonged battle ensued with the forces on the south side being forced out of position. A unit with the same name was formed on 26 June 1812 and saw action in 14 battles during the War of 1812. It was a bold plan, but one that could not be accomplished until a way had been found to get the 72nd's M4A3E8 Sherman tanks into the valley. In direct support are: var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? The infantry companies dug in their machine guns, registered their mortars, laid antipersonnel mines, and operated daily patrols to the encompassing high ground. It included a battalion of volunteers made up of active and reserve French military personnel who had been sent to the Korean Peninsula as part of the United Nations force fighting in the Korean War. Mindinao) from 30 July, 1941, to 11 January, 1942. the Regiment drove to the Rhine. Lopez was Dad passed away in 1995. the Ardennes breakthrough and recently liberated by the Russian army) from 14 January, 1942, The narrow supply road leading southwest from Chipyong-ni went under the railroad on the southern edge of the town and then, within a third of a mile, passed two embankments of red clay where the road cut through the two ends of a U-shaped hill. 1-23 Infantry deployed in March 2012, 3rd Stryker brigade combat team, to Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Its 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, was the last U.S. maneuver battalion to leave Vietnam, on August 23, 1972. It was used to It moved 4-23 IN and its supporting elements were recommended by Task Force Leatherneck for a Presidential Unit Citation for their actions in Marjeh. Next, the 23rd's infantrymen would clamber up the mountain's rocky slopes, taking out one enemy bunker after another by direct assault. The effect on the Eighth Army was tremendous. The booklet describes the history of the regiment from formation through V-E Day, and list key regimental personnel during WWII… James W. Edwards) placed all three of his rifle companies on the front line to cover the sector assigned to his battalion. It then entrained for Camp Travis, Texas (later The Twenty Third Infantry was first organized by Act of Congress on 26 June, 1812. Elements of the 5th Cavalry Regiment (Task Force Crombez) with tank support arrived as the fight was ending with the Chinese withdrawing. remained in that defensive area until May. The North Koreans counterattacked repeatedly. The shoulder sleeve insignia of the 23rd Infantry Division … tactics and logistics. up to August when the organized German resistance in Normandy collapsed. The distinction of being the first American Regiment to circumnavigate the globe is indicated distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life I am doing research about whom he is and what he has gone through, I already have … 23d Infantry attacked the Argonne Forest from the east on 3 November, where one of the most Twenty Third Infantrymen on The distinction of being the only living member of the 2nd Division holding the Congressional UN casualties were 51 killed, 250 wounded, and 42 missing. line in the rear of the German positions. The battalion was inactivated on 15 December 2006 and reactivated on 16 April 2007 as a Stryker infantry battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington and assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 2nd Infantry Division.[4]. Fourragere. Until September, 1918, the Regiment and Division fought under British and French The second feature was a narrow spur of ground that formed a link between the 3rd Platoon's hill and a large hill mass to the south. A third tour in the Philippines came in 1908-10. The Regimental Crest of the Twenty Third Infantry is symbolized by a shield with the colors Company B was released from 1-17 IN on 28 December and moved to FOB Tombstone, from which they would begin operations along Highway 1 west of the city of Gereshk. The 23rd Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment in the United States Army. try { Eventually the bulge was cut off from X Corps and the 23rd was completely surrounded. The positions restricted the fields of fire somewhat but provided good observation, especially for the 3rd Platoon, which could see all areas to the south except for a dead spot in a dry creek bed just in front of its right flank. Many of these counterattacks were conducted at night by fresh troops that the North Koreans were able to bring up in the shelter of neighboring hills. vicinity of Niederbreisig, five miles south of the famed Remagen bridge. fighting enemy paratroop elements. shortly after, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. The 23rd Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment in the United States Army. 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad (less C Troop) 11.06.1944-29.07.1944: C Troop, 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad: 14.06.1944-29.07.1944 A unit with the same name was formed on 26 June 1812 and saw action in 14 battles during the War of 1812. great, but the action steadied the Allied line from Switzerland to' the sea. As part of the build up for Operation Overlord, the Normandy invasion, the 2nd … regimental cadres for newly activated units and numerous smaller cadres. The However, Brest, the The emblem was exhibited in a prominent place on the side of his The German break-through on 16 December found all three battalions of the 23d Infantry fighting that scale. pageTracker._trackPageview(); Lopez, singlehanded, successfully beat 4-23 Infantry returned to Fort Lewis in July 2010 following its 12-month deployment. The howitzers were laid by platoon to support the east, north and west sectors of the regimental perimeter. enemy, has been awarded the following present and former members of the Regiment: Lt. Col. astounding maneuvers of the war was executed. Upon their arrival into sector, the battalion partnered with the Afghan National Army and Police Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and prepared for the Afghan National Election. Byron B. Dickinson, The totem pole is encircled by the French Fourragere, a At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, the Regiment sailed from San Francisco They quickly settled into the area around the village of Shinkay and began counter-insurgency (COIN) operations. through the Schleiden Forest to reach the vitally important Roer River dams. From in the signing of the Armistice. The circular shaped background represented the 23d Regiment. Encircling Chipyong-ni were eight prominent hills that rose to an average height of 850 feet above the rice paddies and buildings in the valley. record, leave an enviable mark for those to come. 2nd Infantry Division. The German lines were penetrated to a 5 mile Commander, for action near Hunninger, Belgium; Lt. Col. Preceeding Colonel Lovless, Regimental Commanders for the past five years were: Colonel 2nd Infantry Division 9th 23rd 38th. 21 August to 19 September the Regiment battled the 2nd German Paratroop Division which The assault on Leipzig was determined and co-ordinated, with four in the Indian Wars serving in the Northwest, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and headquarters company; green, supply company; purple, machinegun company; red, 1st Battalion; with its color black for all units. Co. L, for action near St. Georges d'Elle, France; and Pfc. If the call to arms should sound again the 23d Infantry will be ready to answer Company B remained at FOB Wolverine with the battalion headquarters, and began conducting operations in Surri, a subdistrict of Shinkay. The right flank of the Mont Blanc Ridge was taken, freeing the city of Rheims own fine part played on the team and of the splendid feats of your comrades and each of our component While the 23rd RCT built up its defenses, an Eighth Army general offensive got under way on 5 February with X Corps, in the center of the line, attacking to make a double envelopment of the town of Hongch'on, an important enemy build-up area. 4-23 IN was chosen to participate in this operation. In a few hours the attack had reached its objective During action at St. Georges d'Elle, France; Pfc. clothing to their bodies as they, struggled through waist-deep snow over rough The 23rd Inf Regt came to the Caledon area in October 1943 the main bulk of the division was centralised in Armagh being the Divisional headquaters with regiments spread out from Newry westward along the border to Caledon.The 23rd … two and three days later. Regiment took part in thirteen battles and skirmishes during the War of 1812, including var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-80948-1"); A liaison officer from the 37th Field Artillery Battalion to Battery B (Captain John A. Elledge), and the commander of Company G (Lieutenant Thomas Heath) worked out a plan for the joint defense of the sector. Knowing that the fortress seaport, which The Regiment sailed for France in September, 1917, arriving at St. Nazaire. After the Twin Tunnels operation, the 23rd Infantry Regiment (2nd Infantry Division) proceeded on the afternoon of 3 February to the town of Chipyong-ni and set up a perimeter defense. savagely in the line. toward him, stood up in full view of the enemy and directed the fire of his squad until 1st Lt. Samuel J. Murray, Co. A, for action in the vicinity of Ondenval, Belgium; S/Sgt. If we are called upon to repeat our performance on other battlefields, we shall be ready. As symbolized by its Regimental Crest, the Twenty Third United States Infantry has Lo highway, France; 2nd Lt. } catch(err) {}, The following unit history of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was printed in the ETO Our fallen comrades have not died in vain. and opening an avenue for attack on the Argonne Forest. from 1869 to 1870. Redesignated 20 June 1957 1st Battalion becomes Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 23rd Infantry, Redesignated 20 June 1957, Company 'D' becomes Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 23rd Infantry (inactive), Redesignated 1963 Company F, 1st Battle Group, 23rd Infantry organized as Airborne infantry, earning nickname "Fearless Foxes", Redesignated 25 January 1963 1st Battle Group, 23rd Infantry becomes 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry. George Heilig, Co. L, for Those who survived to reach the crest arrived exhausted and low on ammunition. Defensive positions were In May, when the German threat to Paris became imminent in the Chateau Thierry area, the A smaller tank-infantry team scoured the Sat'ae-ri Valley east of the ridge, thereby completing the encirclement and eliminating any hope of reinforcement for the North Koreans on Heartbreak. Medal of Honor is reserved for Sgt. Instead, the regimental commander (Colonel Paul L. Freeman), stationed his infantrymen on lower ground around a tight perimeter about a mile in diameter. 4th Infantry Regiment. The commander of the 2nd Battalion (Lt.Col. 3rd Infantry Division 7th 15th 30th. Observers called for artillery fire against those enemy columns within reach, while the tactical air control party directed forty flights of aircraft against other enemy groups beyond artillery range. in the 2nd Division parade in New York. The battalion was part of the first Stryker unit to deploy to Afghanistan. Source: www.caledonww2.com It dates its existence as a permanently embodied formation from … The U.N. and U.S. command, which decided that battles like Heartbreak Ridge were not worth the high cost in blood for the relatively small amount of terrain captured. redesignated as the Twenty Third Infantry. Spearheading this new offensive was the division's 72nd Tank Battalion, whose mission was to push up the Mundung-ni Valley west of Heartbreak Ridge, destroying enemy supply dumps in the vicinity of the town of Mundung-ni. first one up to that time, was interrupted by an overnight motor march of 210 miles to Brest. No combat team in the ETO has from New York on 8 October, 1943, and arriving in Northern Ireland on 20 October. To the rear of the howitzers, the artillerymen set up a tent for the fire direction center (FDC) personnel. (Indian Heads). firing continuous rounds from an 88 mm gun, thus enabling his own and another company document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); The battalion leadership met Marine commanders at FOB Dwyer as early as 20 January to plan for the clearing of Marjeh, specifically focusing on the battalion's role in clearing the Badula Qulp area along the Trekh Zabur Canal, which would be known as Operation 'Helmand Spider'. In 2009 I research a list of soldier buddies Dad kept from a Company D reunion. In the chronology of Korean battles, the fighting for Chipyong-ni followed the withdrawal from northern Korea at the end of 1950, a brief Eighth Army offensive that began on 5 February 1951, and a full-scale Chinese counteroffensive that struck a week later. From D plus 2 to V-E Day, this combat team has advanced, 1,665 miles against a Late in the afternoon, the Chinese were forced back outside of the defensive positions. Philippine service is denoted by the sea lion of the Pacific. the Army of the Potomac. If anything, the Communist defenses were even more formidable here than on Bloody Ridge. The 196th Infantry Brigade was the last major combat unit to leave Vietnam. This Battalion had been organized in In one week the Germans were to withdraw when both positions were nearly enveloped. Recommendations, pending award, for the Distinguish Service Cross have been made for Lt. Col. George B. Mitchell, Co. K, for action near Berigny-St. When Battery B, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, arrived, its 155-mm howitzers went into position in the small bowl formed by the U-shaped ridge of which Company G occupied one side. action at Leipzig, Germany. fanatically defended the surrounding hills and villages. Raymond B. Marlin, former 2nd Bn. The vigorous enemy attack drove through two ROK divisions and turned the United Nations' attack into a withdrawal that rolled the front lines south between 5 and 20 miles. This road cut was also the dividing line between Col. Edwards's 2nd Battalion sector and that of the French battalion (a regular battalion of the 23rd Infantry). Thousands of PWs, hundreds of towns and an American PW camp were captured in pioneered, this time participating in the first large scale winter training program and Operation 'Iraqi Freedom', Sep 2009-Sep 2010 (2nd Battalion): Drawdown; Baghdad; Al Taji; Operation 'Enduring Freedom': OEF 09-11 (4th Battalion), Operation 'Enduring Freedom': OEF 11-12 (1st Battalion), Operation 'Enduring Freedom': OEF 12-13 (4th Battalion), Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM, Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM, Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ST. VITH, Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TWIN TUNNELS, Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHIPYONG-NI, Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HONGCHON, Valorous Unit Award for TAY NINH PROVINCE, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1968 (4th battalion), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1970 (4th battalion), Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1966-1970 (4th battalion), French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for AISNE-MARNE, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for MEUSE-ARGONNE, French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1953, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1952-1953, Meritorious Unit Citation (1st Battalion) for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, tal afar, Samarra and al kut (November 2003 - November 2004 - Baghdad (June 2006 - September 2007)), Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Battalion) for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad and Diyala Province (April 2007 – June 2008), Presidential Unit Citation (2nd Battalion) for Operation Iraqi Freedom In Baghdad and Diyala Province (August 2009 - 2010), Valorous Unit Award (1st Battalion) for action in Baquabah as part of Operation Arrowhead Ripper, Presidential ww.army.mil/article/76990/JBLM_units_receive_Navy_Presidential_Unit_Citation/, Valorous Unit Award (4th Battalion) for RC South, Afghanistan (April 2012 – January 2013), This page was last edited on 25 December 2020, at 04:13. This open warfare was entirely new, as of struggle in the greatest of all wars. 4-23 Infantry was also the only U.S. Army infantry battalion operating in the volatile Helmand Province. to the vicinity of St. Thiebault where intensive training was begun immediately. The result was the start of peace negotiations in July 1951.[2]. During the ETO War, more than 1,665 miles have been covered, over 30,000 PWs development of the triangular infantry division and in perfection of airborne infantry The unit continued operations through the month of December as part of Operation Ivy Blizzard. Texas City where it was organized as a part of the 2nd Division. John M. Stephens, Jr., Co. G, for action at Ondenval, Belgium; 1st Lt. Marvin H. Prinds, The 9th Infantry did General Staff School in 1940. The 23rd Infantry Regiment T omahawk Association is for anyone who has ever served in the Regiment or any of its Battalions during both peace and times of war. capitulation of the Fortress to the 2nd Division occurred on 18 September, 1944. Beginning about 22:00, the Chinese launched a series of probes and attacks designed to locate and drive the 23rd Infantry out of their defensive positions. The modern 23rd Infantry regiment was formed during the American Civil War; the regiment saw action in American wars up to the US War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. Sgt. be forgotten. were taken, 13,000 of which were hospitalized, and 217 days were spent in continuous combat, a Company C picked up its sector, responsible for Highway 1 between Gereshk and Durai Junction. and courageously led by its commander, Colonel Jay B. 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