Ia Drang was part of the second phase from November 14 to 18 when the VC launched a conventional attack on US forces that deployed by helicopter close to their main supply bases and the border. Then he headed us back toward trucks waiting six miles away.
I unstrapped the packboard, and one of my men hoisted it into the back of our six-by truck. Fighting ended on October The rounds were dated Then my first combat outing began with a near disaster. Although many of 1 ATF's officers and non-commissioned personnel had extensive operational experience, it included many untried National Servicemen.
Instead of employing their usual guerrilla tactics they went head to head trying to overrun the Americans. The gunny warned us to keep our heads above the dried-up paddy dikes surrounding our perimeter. The gunny put our mortar team in that machine-gun position.
Despite its surprise and initial success, the communists were quickly repelled within several hours or days except for Saigon, which took around 2 weeks and particularly Hue, which took the PAVN nearly a month to recapture the former capital city of Hue.
The Vietcong succeeded in collecting their casualties as well as inflicting heavy enemy casualties.
There had been no live ammo in training, and I had only fired the 81mm in the States. The round had hit just above our trench line, slamming into the hillside. In the spider trap were three M-1 carbines, two round banana clips taped end to end, two round straight clips, a poncho, a soft cover and a flashlight.
They also executed thousands of civilians. We found Lightning in the CP bunker. The battle included artillery, infantry assault, and an air raid.
I carried the sight box on a packboard, as well as several mortar rounds. The gunner and assistant gunner flipped slowly up in the air like rag dolls; both men were dead by the time they hit the ground. After Tet, as U.
The enemy must have thought we had spotted them, that we would only fire if we had a target. As a mortarman, I was amazed at how the NVA could hit us with their mortars by firing for effect with no adjustment round.
Marines fought an extensive fight until Operation Pegasus ended the siege. They also executed thousands of civilians.Flashcard Content Overview. In this set of flashcards, you will learn about the major battles of the Vietnam War that took place in the s and s.
In Vietnam, the troops gave our battles such names as ‘The Day Sandy Got It,’ ‘Phu An’ and ‘Two July.’ On ‘Two July,’our four understrength man rifle companies suffered 84 dead and wounded. Watch video · The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its.
Flashcard Content Overview. In this set of flashcards, you will learn about the major battles of the Vietnam War that took place in the s and s. The Vietnam War lasted from 1 November to 30 Aprilofficially between North Vietnam (North Vietnam) and South Vietnam (South Vietnam).
In reality, it was an international war between the French at first and then the United States and its allies on the side of South Vietnam, and the Communist Bloc on the side of North Vietnam. The Vietnam War lasted about 40 years and involved several countries.
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