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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.

4 Jan 1966, Mekong Delta, South Vietnam --Crossing The Stream. Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade cross a small muddy stream typical of the operational area of the Mekong Delta near the Cambodian Border where the troops are stationed Jan. 4th. U. S. Military headquarters in Saigon revealed that an undisclosed number of American paratroopers had fallen victim to a friendly artillery barrage in the early stage of the allied sweep through the delta area.

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 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.

Soldier of the American Special Forces seen during the conflict in Vietnam. He is seen on patrol in the Central Highlands. October 1970. Photographed by Terry Fincher

Larry Burrows -- Troops from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, October 1966, The Life Magazine Collection

Mike Thornton...Medal of Honor SEAL. Michael Thornton was one of only 15 U.S. Navy personnel, (three of them SEALs), who received the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He is also the only recipient in over a century to save the life of another Medal of Honor recipient – SEAL Lieutenant Thomas Norris – who had performed heroic, lifesaving actions of his own just months earlier. Both men are still alive and well today.

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.

World War 2 Poster (American)