The battle of the Ia Drang Valley [IDV] was actually of series of engagements between the US 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and the B-3 Front, North Vietnamese Army (NVA) from 10-18 to 11-24-65. Many considered the Battle of IA Drang Valley to be US Army’s 1st battle in Vietnam. It was certainly the 1st battle between of US division operating under […]
In one emotional exchange, Army vet Reginald Russell Sr. rose from the audience and accused the VA of ignoring anecdotal evidence that Agent Orange had harmed children of vets. Russell’s first son, born shortly after he returned from Vietnam in 1971, died inexplicably at 9 months old. His youngest son, born a few years later with a heart defect, died in 2012 at 32. Russell held up a photo of a grave marker: “That’s my child,” he said, choking up.
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Deaths by Military Service Branch Source: Dept of VA, 3-86 Actual % Army 38,320 65.52 Marines 14,795 25.60 Air Force 2,696 4.61 Navy 2,661 4.55 Number of Americans Killed in IndoChina, Source: Dept of VA, 3-86 Where killed Actual % South Vietnam 55,622 95.11 North Vietnam 1,547 2.64 Laos 758 1.29 Cambodia 544 .93 China […]
US ARMY ORGANIZATIONS IN VIETNAM AHC = Assault Helicopter Co Arty = Artillery Bd = Brigade Bn = Battalion Brty = Battery Co = Company Dv = Division Gp = Group LIB = Light Infantry Brigade Ord = Ordinance NAME DATE CONUS RVN HEADQUARTERS ACTIVATED BASE ————————————————————————— 1/568th Clr Co Dalat 1st Air Cav (Rear) […]
by LTC Kenneth R Pierce from “Military Review [MR]”, Vol LXIX, 1-89 Military Review is published monthly by the US Army Command and Gen’l Staff College. For subscription info contact MR, USACGSC, Ft Leavenworth KS 60627 The battle of the Ia Drang Valley [IDV] was actually of series of engagements between the US 1st Cavalry […]
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