The heraldry of the Old Guard is symbolic of its history and record. Based on precedents adopted as early as 1911, the shield contains a hill with a fortification at its summit in the national colors of Mexico, symbolic of service in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1847, as is the bandmaster's baton (called the Chapultepec Baton) on the far left corner. The three white Maltese crosses symbolize service in the American Civil War in the 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac. The 18th century military cocked hat symbolizes the antiquity of the unit. The bayonet is emblematic of the trust of the government in granting its oldest active Army unit the right to march with bayonets fixed. The motto, "Noli Me Tangere," meaning "Touch me Not," is shared with other older units. Major Charles K. Gardner of the 3d U.S. Infantry first suggested the practice of using letters of the alphabet to indicate companies in a regiment in 1816. The Infantry branch adopted the crossed rifles insignia in 1875.
Note: The place of burial is now included on these casualty lists if available. If a photo of the burial marker has already been submitted via our Project of Honor, the person's name and information will be highlighted in yellow and their name in bold red. Click on their name to open the photo of their burial marker.
Accounted-For: This report includes the U.S. personnel who have been accounted for (including POW returnees and POW escapees) and all personnel whose remains have been recovered and identified since the end of the war.
Unaccounted-For: This report includes the U.S. personnel who are still unaccounted for.
Bruce Flaherty started a project in 2006 to provide the families of KIA's of the 4th/3rd special American Flags and certificates for the flags. Click HERE to find out about this Project of the 4th/3rd.
Our project, to honor the men of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and should never be forgotten. As the men of the 11th LIB, or anyone, visit the cemeteries where our heroes are laid to rest, they are taking photos of their grave marker. These photos are then submitted and we link them to our 11th LIB Casualty lists. Read more...
Bruce Flaherty now has flags flown over the capitol and certificates for each of the families of all 289 KIA’s that served the 4th/3rd Infantry in Vietnam. His plan is to locate the families and provide them the flag and certificate, his reason is simple-to let the families know that their loved one is not forgotten.
While the 11th Light Infantry Brigade does not presently have a formal association, we do have a very active Facebook page. This page is a private Facebook Group page and you must request to join. When you request to join, you are sent a message with questions regarding unit or unit that supported the brigade, and when served or relative's information that served. If you do not respond within 14 days Facebook will delete your request. You will find the page listed as 11th Light Infantry Brigade Veterans Association.
The 11th LIB served under the Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division). Americal has a very active association, the Americal Division Veterans Association. Eligible veterans are cordially invited and welcomed to join the Americal Division Veterans Association. The association was formed in 1945 and currently has over 3,000 members. Associate memberships are also available. Membership cost is minimal. We encourage you to check out the ADVA.