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Ambush

Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
I was researching the national archives and found this ambush report. I was one of the guys who survived this. It does not say, but we killed about 20 enemy during this contact.


Sunday, 23 March 1969.
NEWS RELEASE.
M.A.C.V. COMMUNIQUE.
In II CORP yesterday afternoon, a mechanized infantry convoy from an
element of the 2nd Brigade, US 4th Infantry Division, was ambushed by an
unknown size enemy force in an area two miles northwest of Plei Mrong,
in Pleiku - Kontum Province. Convoy security elements returned the
heavy enemy fire while US Army helicopter gunships and artillery
supported the action. During the action, a US Army UH-1 helicopter was
hit by enemy ground fire and crashed in the area wounding all five
persons aboard. The aircraft was destroyed. US causalities were 10
killed and 18 wounded. Material damage was light.???????????????

Comments

  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    I was in Kontum with the 2/1 Armored Cav when that happened. We came back toward Pleiku 2 days later.
    Lefty, I told you we where in the same place at the same time.
    W.D.
  • peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    I was just south-east of there, at Tuy Hoa. on that day.


    Thanks---Peabo
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by CapnMidnight
    I was in Kontum with the 2/1 Armored Cav when that happened. We came back toward Pleiku 2 days later.
    Lefty, I told you we where in the same place at the same time.
    W.D.


    Yes, we were. Maybe we even ran into each other..... who knows. During that ambush I went thru about 300 rounds from my .50 cal and 25 20rd mags in my M-16. I was scared crapless. As I type this I have tears in my eyes for the 10 we lost.
  • GUTTERRATTGUTTERRATT Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I was never in Vietnam but I come here if I ever have a question about the Vietnam war and you usually answer my questions most of the time you guys know after all you were there. On the subject of ambush I found this a while back and seeing this thread it reminded me of this documentary, Here is the link...




    God Bless You guys for the hell you endured
  • 70-10170-101 Member Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ambush = spray and pray.
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