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Mitchell Cipriano
Mitchell Cipriano • 1 year ago

October 31, 1965 The VC attack the Bien Hoa Airbase, killing five Americans and destroying a number of aircraft.

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April 12, 1967 The enemy attacked the Chu Lai airfield with 30-40 rounds of mortar fire. Results were 2 US killed, 45 wounded and light aircraft and equipement damages.

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April 21 - May 5, 1966 Operation Mosby II starts, the 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (1/5, 2/5, 2/12 Cav) conducts search and destroy, reconnaissance in force and interdiction operations west of Highway 14 between Pleiku and Kontum provinces, II CTZ

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May 25-28, 1966 The 2/7 Marines, with the 5th ARVN Regiment and the 5th VNMC battalion, begin a search & destroy operation named Mobile 20km north of Quang Ngai, I CTZ.

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October 23-26, 1965 1 RAR begins operation 13/65, a battalion search and destroy operation to extend the 173d Bde area of influence beyond and to the NE of its TAOR based on the Bien Hoa air base. The AO is 38 sq km, most of which is within the VC base area War Zone D. Generally hilly terrain, covered mainly in jungle. Results: Casualties: own: KIA 1; VC: KIA 2, wounded/escaped 5. A number of civilians were detained for questioning and later released