Children and grandchildren of the men who participated in the 1st CAV Division battles in the
Ia Drang Valley at any time during the period 3 - 19 November, 1965. This
includes Army soldiers of all branches, US Air Force Forward Air Controllers,
and A1E pilots and War Correspondents who were under fire in designated,
qualifying units in the battles of the
Ia Drang valley.
Proof should include (any of these): a copy of the individual's DD Form 214, extracts of
official personnel records, copies of Morning Reports, certified/notarized
statements of presence in the battle area signed by the unit commanders,
certified/notarized statements from battlefield companions, the veteran's own
notarized statement of his unit, duty, and actions in the battles and other
documentation as appropriate.
Copies of personnel records, Morning Reports, and similar records can be
requested from the National Personnel Records Center, ATTN: Organizational
Records Section, Army Reference Branch, NCPMA-O, 9700 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Selection of applicants for award of the Ia Drang Scholarship grants will be
made annually by a board comprised of the Command Sergeants Major of 1st CAV
Div units acting in their private capacity as members of the 1st CAV Div
Association. Individuals may apply and be selected for subsequent awards up to
a maximum of four. Scholarship grants to an individual under more than one
category of eligibility will not be approved.
Information/applications can be
1st CAV Division Association
302 North Main
Copperas Cove, TX 76522-1799
This fund was founded by Galloway and Moore in 1994.