Task Force Oregon -
The Patch Was Worn By Members Of Task Force Oregon. In February of 1967, General William C. Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. Forces in Vietnam, organize an Army Task Force to send to the I Corps Area, Commanded by Major General William B. Rossoni. Task Force Oregon was organized as a multi-brigade force composed of the 196th , 198th , 11th Light Infantry Brigades, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Brigade, 25 Infantry Division. Task Force Oregon air support was provided by the 1st Aviation Brigade’s 14th Combat Aviation Groups Assault Helicopter Companies of the 71st AHC, 161st AHC, 174th AHC, 176th AHC, 178th ASHC and their supporting Transportation Detachment, Maintenance, Signal and Medical Dust Off Units. Task Force Oregon became operational under the command of Major General Richard T. Knowles on April 20, 1967. On 22 September, 1967, Brigadier General Samuel W. Koster assumed command of the Task Force Oregon, replacing Major General Richard T. Knowles, and three days later Task Force Oregon became the 23rd Infantry Division and adopted Task Force Oregon's Four Star Crest and became known as the “Americal” Division and continued as a major element of "Airmobile" operations.