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US Army "Official" Mechanized Infantry (example: 5th Infantry Div Mechanized) didn't exist prior to Vietnam. Neither did Airmobile Infantry (example: 1st Air Cav Div). During the Viet War there were 4 types of US Army Infantry (not counting SF/Rangers/or other special types of men...LRRPS, ARPS, etc.): Infantry; Mechanized Infantry, Airborne, and Airmobile.
In Vietnam, the term "Leg" was slang for an infantrymen (or a leg grunt)...because that's all he tank! No ACAV! Just a cloth uniform to stop the bullets. Since he had no ACAV nor tank, he was "straight" leg.
1. Infantry-(straight foot soldier (traditionally always the draftee-cannon fodder), the grunt, moves by foot, chopper, boat, truck, anyway he can).
2. Airborne-same as above, only "jump" qualified, he's the paratrooper.
3. Airmobile-same as #1, but does more flying in helicopters to get where he's going.
4. Mechanized-the ultimate grunt (but not jump qualified): Fights mounted like a light tank from his M113 ACAV (Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle). Can dismount to finish the slaughter with rifle and bayonet; can be deployed by chopper just like his airmobile brothers...just park the ACAVs and go. Can deploy on riverine boats...again just park the ACAVs and go (always leaving the .50 gunner/TC and driver with the tracks/slang for M113). The mech men could do everything the above grunts could do, just not parachute from a plane.
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