Whafo you be pickin' on the Americal Div., Curtis? I spent a lot of time with those guys in my second life in RVN as an I-Corp FAC (MACV, Not USARV, call-sign "Jake") stationed down in Quang Ngai City...still have an old zippo lighter with their enamel Div patch on it (although I don't smoke) The outfit was pretty good when I was there, which was pre-Calley. But of course they always were the red-headed bastard step-child in I-Corps with a Maine 3-star in charge. Truth to tell, tho, they were pretty much left to themselves in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin provinces when I was there..
So not.It was a long slog in the other world.All of my Divisions formed overseas. They were all the best. The 'common core' is not so common. Other things aren't all that common either. I searched for a most uncommon Division. As the only Division we ever formed overseas, the Americal was uniquely uncommon.