Ninth Infantry Division
Sailing, Sailing, O'er the Bounding Main!
The Ninth Division was reactivated for the Viet
Nam war. With a cadre of senior officers and enlisted personnel, recruits were
given Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Training in their MOS, all at Fort
In December, 1966, the 9th Division left Fort Riley on troop trains and loaded
onto ships in San Francisco Bay. These photos show some of the ships at the
dock, then the passage past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The
last photo is of the King Neptune ceremony as the troops crossed the equator.
(I apologize for the quality, but these were taken with a Minox, which, in
1966, was not noted for distance shooting - only for spying).
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