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The Phu Yen Prison Raid
The NVA prison camp lay shrouded in mist laden darkness among the tall deciduous trees of the tropical rain forest. Their massive dark trunks and spreading branches blocked out most of the sun's rays. The small camp high in the clouds, lay along a flat-topped ridge nestled among the rugged mountains.
The Threshold Of Survival
Mondol Kiri Province, Cambodia, 27th May 1970 - It was just three weeks into the official Cambodian raid and the targeted NVA and VC supply depots and bases in the Parrot's Beak, Angel's Wing and Fishhook border regions were a mess.
Men Behind The Trident: Profiles of US Navy SEALs in Vietnam
Darryl "Willy" Wilson, Automatic Weapons man – 1st squad, Hotel Platoon, Mobile Support Bass II and Qui Nhon – Rep. of Vietnam, (July 68 – Jan 69)
My first tour of duty in Vietnam was on board the USS Towhee AGS-28 in 1966 and 1967. We surveyed the Da Nang approach, generating a map of the ocean floor. My Second tour was with Hotel Platoon, Det. Golf, SEAL Team One. I carried a Stoner, which I loved.
Men Behind The Trident: Profiles of US Navy SEALs in Vietnam
Dwight Dee Daigle, Pointman – 1st Squad Delta Platoon, Nam Can – Rep. of Vietnam (Jan – July 1969)
I make a couple of trips to Vietnam. My first deployment was with UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) 11 to Camp Tien Sha in the area of Da Nang. We had a short stay in the Philippines on the way over where we performed some submarine operations. When we got to Da Nang we put in some time doing river recon and riverine work.
BINH GIA – The Battle part II
"The VC took our weapons and tied all of us up, including the two US advisors with our company. Second Lieutenant Hoa, my platoon leader, was next to the Americans; he was wounded too. They searched all of us; they took the boots off the American sergeant and some other personal items.
BINH GIA – The Battle
"They're coming." - "Now they're almost here." - "They're here, they're here." Then over the radio comes a strange, haunting laugh – a fatalistic, almost giddy sound that echoes with a resolved hopelessness. "Never mind now. Here I am… I'm captured."
MACV Advisor
In 1962 I was stationed in Orleans, France as an SP5 (E-5) and had been in the US Army for approximately 7 years. The big news in the Army at that time was that our old M1 rifles were being replaced with M14's - Vietnam and M16's were unknown to us!
The Magnificent Sacrifice - Part III
In the TOC with Willoughby were Longgrear, Emmanuel Phillips, Brooks Early and Moreland, Fragos, and Dooms Also there were the VNSF camp commander and sergeant major, 104 Company commander, Willoughby's interpreter, a C.I.D.G communications specialist, and approximately three dozen other indigenous personnel.
The Magnificent Sacrifice - Part II
Fragos shouted into his radio handset to Willoughby in the TOC below: “We have tanks in the wire!” Again, 104 Company replied to the trip flare with a volley of fire that terminated the wire cutters. One tank commander scanned the area in his tank's immediate front with his white searchlight before just rolling over the wire.
The Magnificent Sacrifice
Lang Vei was, in January 1968 just prior to the infamous Tet Offensive, the northern most and perhaps the most isolated and fortified of the sixty four Special Forces camps established along the border of South Vietnam and its' neighbours, Laos and Cambodia. Less than a mile from the Laotian border to the west, the camp was seven road miles and five air miles from the Marine Corps' combat base at Khe Sanh.
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