Tag Archives: 25th infantry

PFC Milton L. Cook

Original Caption: On 8 January 1967, PFC Milton L. Cook (Baltimore, MD) fires his M60 machine gun spraying a tree line. The platoon received sporadic sniper fire from the tree line earlier. PFC Cook was one of many Soldiers from “C” Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Mechanized Infantry, 25th Infantry Division on a search and destroy mission. The mission was a part of Operation “Cedar Falls” conducted in and around the Filhol Plantation near Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam.

Killed on at least his second tour in Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; Cook’s name is inscribed on the wall on Panel 49W, Line 54.


Anatomy of an Airborne combat jump, Alaska style

A by-the-numbers look at a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise featuring paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Some 513 paratroopers dropped on the objective in less than 90 seconds by a flight of 7 C17s. (U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love, U.S. Army Alaska)