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If you were evacuated for wounds I would check the General Orders issued by the HQ 3rd Surgical Hospital (Mobile Army). You may have been issued purple heart within their General Orders. Also have you requested your Military records. You probably also have the CIB that you were issued as well.
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Dear Mr. Susshine,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Infantry Unit Records, 1965 - ca. 1973 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that includes daily journals, after action reports, situation reports, command reports, operation planning files, and general records of the 1st/16th Infantry. We were unable to locate information about how the name Bandido was attached to Company C.
We also located General Orders, 1965 - 1965 of the 1st Infantry Division, also in Record Group 472, that may include your Purple Heart citation. Unfortunately, the series is arranged by general order number and a name index to the approximately 85,500 pages of general orders is not available.
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