Soldiers from the 101st Airborne touching down on the ground from a Huey during the Battle of Hamburger Hill during the Vietnam War. Also known as Hill 937, it had little (if any) strategic use for US forces. Nevertheless between May 10th-20th of 1969 U.S. troops faced hard fighting, weather, and friendly fire to eventually gain control of the hill at the cost of 72 KIA and nearly 400 WIA. Two weeks later US forces abandoned it.
The 101st Airborne Division- "Screaming Eagles" is a U.S. Army modular light infantry div. trained for air assault operations. During WWII, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings on 6 June 44, in Normandy, Op. Market Garden, the liberation of Holland & action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in major campaigns & battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill, May 69.