173rd Airborne Brigade
PriorService is proud to offer a large selection of items for the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is a separate Army brigade and is based in Vicenza Italy. The brigade has a long and distinguished history. The brigade was activated in 1915 as an infantry brigade and was shipped to France during World War I but did not see combat there. During World War II the brigade was redesignated as the 87th Reconnaissance Troop and saw combat in the European Theater. In the early 1960s the brigade was again reorganized as the separate 173rd Airborne Brigade and moved to Okinawa, Japan. With the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1965, the brigade was the first major unit to be sent to Vietnam. The brigade served in Vietnam for over 6 years before being pulling out. During its time in Vietnam the brigade participated in many large operations and battles including Operation Hump, Operation Junction City, Operation Crimp, the Battle of Dak To and more. The brigade was deactivated after Vietnam but reactivated in 2000 and would quickly see combat. The brigade participated in the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 in part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The brigade has also deployed to Afghanistan three times in Operation Enduring Freedom. Our selection of items for the 173rd Airborne Brigade includes tee shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts, baseball caps, patches, pins, decals, challenge coins, flags, license plates and more.