Although each survivor's story is unique, they all carry the same lessons. Tom Metsker who had been wounded was fatally hit when helping Capt. Everytime, the shells came so close to our position that we could hear the shrapnel striking the tree a foot or. Some of the mortars they used were ours that they had captured. Payne rushes back to the command post in the copse of trees and requests to pull his platoon back across the clearing and set up positions in the trees for a better field of fire. About 100 of them jumped up and made for our lines, and all hell broke loose. .
It dropped a couple of flares in the L. Moore had been hit in the chest three times. Then a second series of explosions went off, killing all the Cong as they got up to run. Moore saved my life; he took most of the shrapnel in his side. None of my buddies appeared able to move. I believe it is so I can share our story.
Schiff, although he was not wounded, completely lost his head and killed himself with his own grenade. All of a sudden all the snipers opened up with automatic weapons. American regular infantry, the first sent to Vietnam as the war escalates, have come to this border country to hunt the People's Army of Vietnam. The situation quickly disintegrated for Lt. At 11:20, the second lift from the 1st battalion arrived, with the rest of B Company and one platoon of Capt.
Moore's command post was subjected to a incident by two dropping. Carmody Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. The leading unit is Lt. But so many veterans were still haunted by the war, and I was, too. To get closer to the ground, I had dumped my gear, including the ax I had been carrying, and I had lost my rifle, but that was no problem. Some of the men who hadn't slept for close to 48 hours closed their eyes, others smoked or ate. I had been assuming that he would get us out of this.
Robert McDade, called his company commanders forward to discuss how to best array their forces in preparation for extraction. He was a clerk in the battalion, and my Army buddy. Most were accompanied by their radio operators. Herrick soon radioed in that the enemy were closing in around his left and right flanks. Marine Corps, or Aerotech News and Review, Inc. He is brutally honest, even with his actions as a leader.
He asked me for some water. The North Vietnamese unit had been wipedout-over 500 dead. James Lawrence at his base camp in Vietnam, shortly before the battle of Landing Zone Albany. He had been lying on his side when a grenade went off about three or four feet from him. C Company's command then passed to Platoon Sgt. An extensive training period ostensibly prepares pilots for combat flying. Some of the men who hadn't slept for close to 48 hours closed their eyes, others smoked or ate.
A plane dropped some napalm bombs just in front of the line. At dusk the North Vietnamese started to mortar us. Every now and then I would call up and ask when they were going to pick us up. By this point, eight men of the platoon had been killed and 13 wounded. Suggestions for further reading: We Were Soldiers Once…and Young , by Lt.
He had been hit badly in the stomach and was in great pain. One of them lay down on top of me and started to set up his machine gun. They were platoon leaders together in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Freeman, who died in 2008, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as a helicopter pilot during the battle. So I pressed some and brought them back. With his platoon halted, Sergeant John Eade realizes that the typical air cover of gunships is no longer overhead. Jim also talks about the failure of leadership.
Just before they started, I could hear North Vietnamese voices on our right. When I was wounded it caused a minor sensation at home. Army Special Forces Plei Me camp, the 8th Battalion was General Chu Huy Man's reserve battalion, fresh and rested. The high-rising smoke was visible for miles. I found Jack to be a gentleman and I enjoyed his company.