The following is a Copy (re-typed to post) of a Letter that was Issued at a ceremony in June 1966 and then re-issued to members of Troop C on 3 February 1967.
The copy of this letter was sent to the web site By Sp/5 Jack Reed.
3D SQUADRON 4TH CAVALRY
3D BDE TF, 25TH INF DIV
3 February 1967
of the black Beret
TO: Whom it may concern
The bearer of this letter is authorized to wear the black beret by
Colonel James A. Shanahan, Commanding Officer, 3d Brigade Task Force,
25th Infantry Division.
black beret, which is the ARVN armored forces official headgear,
was awarded to Troop C, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, as a symbol of the
esteem and friendship which the Republic of Vietnam and itís armored
fighting forces hold for the efforts of this troop and itís participation in the
cause of freedom.
JOHN P. IRVING III