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Photographer Tim Page took one of his most famous shot during this operation when B-2/503 was ambushed by a VC company on October 10, suffering 8 KIAs and 25 WIAs
October 23-November 26, 1965 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 1st Cavalry Division begins operation Long Reach, or more commonly known as the Ia Drang Campaign, divided into 3 distincts operations: All the Way, Silver Bayonet I and Silver Bayonet II. The first phase is conductued by the 1st Brigade (1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 2/12) to relieve the pressure on Plei Me.
MEDAL OF HONOR. Williams deployed his patrol to await the arrival of armed helicopters. In the course of his movement his discovered an even larger concentration of enemy boats. Not waiting for the arrival of the armed helicopters, he displayed great initiative and boldly led the patrol through the intense enemy fire and damaged or destroyed 50 enemy sampans and 7 junks. This phase of the action completed, and with the arrival of the armed helicopters, PO1c
Trafalgar Square :: On the night of the 12th October 1941 several bombs hit in the area of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery was hit and what may have been a bomb from the same stick of bombs hit the roadway above Trafalgar Square Underground Station. The Bomb pierced the roadway and exploded in the booking hall killing seven people and injuring thirty three.
October 27, 1965 The month-long Ia Drang campaign begins as the US 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry passes through the Plei Me CIDG camp and retakes the southern outpost from the NVA, marking the first time an American infantry unit has battled in response to a besieged SF CIDG camp.
October 26, 1967 General Westmoreland presented the Silver Star medal on behalf of the President of the United States to Colonel Nguyen Van Toan, Commanding Officer, 2nd ARVN Infantry Division.
A Radio Telephone Operator (RTO)of the 101st Airborne on patrol near Mai Loc, twelve miles from the DMZ. A Light Observation Helicopter (Loach) of the 17th Cavalry flies overhead. Photo taken: October 1969.
August 24, 1965 The Bien Hoa airbase is bombarded by 300 enemy shells which include mountain guns, mortars and 75mm RCLs. Eleven US aircraft are damaged and 29 personnel are wounded.
PRINCE 347E, German Shepard, Vietnam. He served our country his entire adult life and was put to rest on October 2, 1968, at the War Dog Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam. "I have remembered him every day for the last 39 years and will continue to do so until I join him. Thank you very much for honoring those that the military/politicians in DC forgot so many years ago." - Robert L. Ott, Initial Trainer and Handler