French Foreign Legion 3rd Infantry Regiment 5th Battalion pocket badge
Created on 1st March 1951, the 5th Battalion of 3rd REI is divided into four combat companies: 17 °, 18 °, 19 °, 20 °. Composed of natives with the legionnaire supervision. The battalion is implanted in the sector of Ké Sat, in the Tonkinese Delta. It is particularly noteworthy during the violent fights in March 1952 in Khanh My, then in March 1953, during the operation "Normandy III" in the region of Ké Sat. On April 30, 1953, the 5th Battalion of 3rd REI became 76th Infantry Battalion of the Vietnamese Army.
Badge created in 1951.
Thanks to Andi Mitchell for the information.