The HHC unit of this website houses units while not specially assigned to the 11th LIB, certainly supported the brigade.
The casualty lists for HHC also includes; 59th Scout Dog, Aviation Section and the 63rd Infantry Platoon CBT Tracker. Also included are two casualties from the 51st Infantry as DoD documentation lists them from the 11th LIB even though they were not directly assigned to the 11th LIB.
Company B, 23rd Medical Bn., also played a huge support role in the efforts of the units making up the 11th Brigade. Their unit motto, “So Others May Live”. There was also a Dust-Off unit attached to 23rd Med. that came to the aid of many severely wounded of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade.
The 47th and 59th were formed at the same time at Fort Benning, Georgia in late January and early February of 1968. The members and the dogs were trained at the USAIC DOG TRAINING facility.
The 59th Infantry Counterfire Platoon was constituted in the Regular Army. After participating in the UN Summer Fall Offensive Campaign in Korea the unit was inactivated. The 59th Infantry Counterfire Platoon was redesignated as the 59th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog). This unit was a support unit to the 11th LIB.
If anyone has more information regarding the 59th Infantry Platoon, or platoon patche images, etc. and would like to share on this website, please contact the webmaster.
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...
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.