DVIDS – News – First Team’s general makes history, pins star

FORT HOOD, Texas – “In 1975, when I was 9 years old, we had to make that escape from Vietnam, and my family got out of South Vietnam the day before the fall of Saigon,” said Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, 1st Cavalry Division’s deputy commanding general for maneuver.

That experience would change Luong’s life forever.

Now, almost 40 years after his rescue, family and friends watched as Luong became the first Vietnamese-born general/flag officer in the U.S. military during a promotion ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood Texas, Aug. 6.

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2 thoughts on “DVIDS – News – First Team’s general makes history, pins star”

  1. On the Lt. Gen.’s stetson there is a bugle patch instead of the crossed sabers, what is the significance?

    1. That is LTG Milley, the current-but-outgoing commander of III Corps. He is not part of 1st Cavalry Division, though 1CD is part of III Corps. He is not a cavalryman, but is infantry. Though infantrymen in 1CD often wear crossed rifles, vice sabers, I assume that this bears on the choice of device on his Stetson, but this is speculation.

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