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November 27, 1965 An estimated VC Regiment overruns the 7th ARVN Rgt HQ in the Michelin Rubber Plantation northeast of Tay Ninh. Friendly casualties are heavy

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.

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

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.

A dazed, wounded American Marine gets bandaged during Operation Prairie near the Demilitarized Zone during the Vietnam War, October 1966.

September 6, 1967 Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara announces the plan to build a fortified barrier just south of the DMZ to prevent infiltration into South Vietnam. Officially known as the SPOS (Strong Point Obstacle System), it will become famous as the McNamara Line.

6 million pound ordnance anniversary. Vietnam war, October, 1965 [957x636]

(LTC Joseph A. Nelson, Commanding Officer, VMO-6. Note the UH-1E model on his desk

Larry Burrows -- Casualty of the ultimately successful assault on Hill 484, October 1966, The Life Magazine Collection

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