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November 3, 1967 - In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the Battle of Dak To (right) begins as American and North Vietnamese forces clash. The Battle of Dak To began as a North Vietnamese attempt to isolate and destroy a brigade-sized American force, with the goal of drawing US forces out of South Vietnam's cities and Lowlands. This plan was disrupted by the arrival of US troops in the Dak To area. In a series of bloody engagements, the Americans were able to force the North Vietnamese from a series of fortified hills and ridges around Dak To, causing them to retreat back across the border. While the battle was a tactical victory for the Americans, the North Vietnamese achieved their goal as over half of all US combat troops were drawn north to the border areas by January 1968.

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Comments

August 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm
(1) Larry Moore says:

I was a first lieutenant with Company B, 4th Battalion, 503rd ABN, 173rd Airborne Brigade and fought on Hills 823 & 875 in the Battle for Dak To (November 2 – 24 November 1967.

December 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm
(2) Joe Knowlton says:

I was 2nd Lieutenant, Forward Observer, with C Company, 3/12th Infantry, 4th Inf Division in Dak To. We assaulted hills 1124, 1089, and 1338 – this on Nov. 17, 1967. Pretty nasty stuff.

December 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm
(3) Garry Lowry says:

Larry Moore – Did you know Glenn Kerns? He’s my uncle and served in the 173rd Airborne. He died on November 11, 1967 in Dak To.

January 2, 2010 at 11:13 am
(4) Richard Abbey says:

My Uncle, Captain Wayne Abbey was an FAC flying an O1E birdog. He earned a DFC at Dak To on 4 Nover 1967, and a silver star on 8 Nov 1967 the. I am trying to piece together what happened on those dates. Any one know anything?

January 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm
(5) Tommy Carpenter says:

My grandpa was commander of C Company, 2/502nd Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. He was a Captain at the time of Dak To. He is famous for calling an airstrike on his position during the battle. If any of you know him, please tell.

February 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm
(6) joe barreiro says:

i served with the 4th Inf div 3rd battalion and fought on hill 1338

February 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm
(7) Mark Cote says:

Garry Lowry I with C company 3 battalion 503rd and was wounded on the 11th but sorry I am lousy with names after so many years so not sure if he was in my unite or not but it sounds like he was in the same battle on the 11th.

February 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm
(8) Mark Cote says:

Garry Lowry I was in C company 3 Battalion 503rd. I was wounded on the 11th but sorry I’m not sure if I knew your uncle or not because I am not good with names especially after so much time but it sounds like we in the same battle. Sorry for your loss.

March 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm
(9) John Nordeen says:

I served with C co 3/12th 4th inf. We took hill 1124 on 11/09, 1089 on11/10 (I was wounded on 1089). C CO, A Co and recon plt took 1338 on 11/17. C CO lost over a dozen men kia. I remember LT Knowlton ( 49er )and Joe barreiro. The number 1338 stills send fear thru me to this day. After the battle of Dak To we continued to go thru hell on Firebase 25 were C Co and B CO lost over another dozen men in Jan 68. It was pure hell, surving was a miracle.

March 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm
(10) Joe Knowlton says:

John Nordeen – As I recall, before we went to FB 25 (I thought it was 29), we had some nasty business in December out on the Cambodian border. Lt. Dickson was killed on Xmas eve, and I always felt that the NVA were all around us all the time. Getting choppered out finally was a huge relief. I was on the last Huey out, and heard NVA coming up the hill…bad business.

March 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm
(11) John Nordeen says:

Joe Knowlton- Dec 67 was hell. We also lost Vern Powers on12-24( he was kia with LT dickson) Powers body was never recovered and he was listed as MIA.
ON 12-26 we assualted the hill where powers was last seen. I was point for the company we immediatley came under fire, 3 wounded and one kia( renny Schoel) within minutes. I remember you giving your m16 to use as mine was jamming. your clip was all tracer rounds, it really lit up the hill. call me if you wish to talk. I live in anacortes, wash. my phone number is in the book.

March 29, 2010 at 11:27 am
(12) Joe Knowlton says:

We’ve talked at this point. I can’t imagine why I had a magazine full of tracers – sorry about that ! Anything for a laugh…

May 31, 2010 at 1:32 am
(13) Travis Thurman says:

Anyone remember my uncle Larry Preston Thurman? KIA on 11-17 near Dak To Hill 875.

May 31, 2010 at 1:38 am
(14) Travis Thurman says:

Does anyone remember my uncle–Larry Preston Thurman–KIA 11-17-67 near hill 875? Thanks

May 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm
(15) Travis Thurman says:

Sorry for taking so much space–Correction–Larry was killed with 8 other men on a battle of hill 1338. Larry was a SGT. with the 3rd Bn, 12 Infantry–4th division–C company.

June 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm
(16) john nordeen says:

I remember sgt thurman. I was in C co 3rd btn 12th inf, 1st platoon. Thurman was in the 2nd or 3rd platoon. shortly before his death he had re-enlisted for an addition 6 years. He planned to make the army his career. I think he was from Texas ,was tall ,slender and had light or reddish hair . he was a good soldier and well liked by all. Hill 1338 took the life of 10 soldiers. See my comments listed earlier.

June 10, 2010 at 2:20 am
(17) Travis Thurman says:

Mr. Nordeen,
Thanks for responding. You are correct. Larry was from Dumas, Texas–as most of my family and I were raised. The pictures I have of Larry over there are of him freckle faced with reddish hair and slender. Great Memory! And I recall the stories of Larry re-enlisting. Mr. Knowlton has some photos of Hill 1338 taken Nov. 17th. that I would be honored to speak with either one of you about if you ever felt like you wanted to talk. Especially about my uncle. Definetely don’t want to drag you back through the horror if you didn’t want to though. Would call on my dime if you ever would be interested–or if you live close–buy your dinner and discuss. Thank you so much for what you did for us. Travis Trater2@sbcglobal.net

June 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm
(18) kenneth meyer ( doc ) says:

I was a medic with C co. 3rd of the 12th 4th div. on hills 1124 1089 and 1338. Nov. 1967 Its still hard to talk about it.

June 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm
(19) Don Rogers says:

My brother ssgt Jimmie Rogers was killed at Dak To on 11 nov 67. Any info about battle will be greatly appreciated by myself and Jimmie’s 2 sons.

You are not forgotten, and I thank all those who have served our freedoms.
Don Rogers USAF 4/64–4/68

June 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm
(20) militaryhistory says:

For all those who have begun talking about your experiences at Dak To, we would invite you to share your Vietnam stories at http://militaryhistory.about.com/u/ua/vietnamwar/Vietnam-War-Vietnam-War-Experiences.htm. This is our new section for Vietnam vets to share their experiences of the conflict.

November 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm
(21) Bill Walker says:

I was new in country and part of a 4th Infantry Division Convoy arriving in mid-Novemeber. I’m not sure exactly where we were, but I remember a Chaplin coming out to the field to pray for us. I believe it helped.

November 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
(22) j sciaccotti says:

Tommy—reference to your inquiry regarding your grandfather.
I was a F.O. with the 50 duce/101st. abn. division during Dak-To. If I remember correctly we were engaged in the A-Valley, southwest of F/B Sally, while “The Hurd” was taking care of business at Dak To. Calling in fire on your pod happened all too often, especially when they were in the wire.

March 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm
(23) Joe Knowlton says:

“Doc” Meyers- I wish I could remember the name of Company Medic of C Company. Was it you? If so, you were badly wounded on the way down on the trail we took off of 1338. I was right behind you, and got a piece of shrapnel in my arm. My RTO behind me had a severed leg artery. If it is you, I have pictures of you !!!!

March 14, 2011 at 1:30 am
(24) tom says:

i was on hill 823 ….with the 173rd ….

March 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm
(25) ernie yenke says:

Larry Moore….do you remember William T. Hagerty medic company D 173rd. He was killed on hill 875 on 11/19. He was the closest thing to a father I had back.

May 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm
(26) stan anderson says:

I was an RTO with C company, 3/12th. I got wounded in the right arm coming off the hill, and afetr walking into the firebase, Capt Scher insisted I take the next chopper in to the 71st Evac. Good thing, as I was in the hospital for a week.

May 17, 2011 at 10:05 am
(27) Jillane McKinley says:

Does anyone remember my brother, Joseph Dyer, Jr. a medic for the 173rd airborne who was KIA on November 17, 1967 in Dak To?

May 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm
(28) JAMES R. PALMER JR says:

I WAS WITH A CO 3/12 TH 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION FROM AUG 1967 THRU SEPT 1968. I WAS PART OF THE ASSAULT ON HILL 1338. AT THAT TIME I WAS PFC..BEFORE THE DAY WAS OVER I WAS SQUAD LEADER…THERE WAS 14 LEFT OUT OF MY PLATOON THAT WAS NOT DEAD OR WOUNDED. IT WAS WELL INTO THE NIGHT BEFORE WE GOT SETTLED IN AND REPLACEMENTS WHERE BEING FLOWN IN…I DO KNOW THAT THE NEWS PEOPLE WHERE THERE BEFORE NITE FALL AND WERE TALKING PICTURES AND INTERVIEWS–(EVEN DOWN TO THE GRUNT LEVEL)..DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OF THESE NEWS REPORTS OR PICTURES??

July 15, 2011 at 10:30 am
(29) David Frazier says:

I served as a Medic with company C 3/12 infantry from Jan 1968 until Jan 1969-I was the Medic for 3rd platoon -the first fire bas e i arrived at was fire base 25 -I remember hills 1338and many others -sure seemed like we suffered from a lot of casualities -Any one else from company c 3/12 3rd platoon would like to hear from you -I remember one Medicec that was killed by the name of Gary Rogers

September 5, 2011 at 11:52 am
(30) Joe Knowlton says:

Stan Anderson – Remember Chris Peltier? He was Capt. Scher’s RTO (or one of them). I remember being with him for much of the Hill 1338 battle. I wish I could remember more names, especially since I’m planning on attending the C Company reunion in October.

September 5, 2011 at 11:54 am
(31) Joe Knowlton says:

David Frazier – Were you at FB 25 when we were attacked? Don’t remember the date, but do remember the event.
I have some pictures of FB 25 which I can share somehow…

September 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm
(32) stan anderson says:

Lt Knowlton–Shotgun Thomas and I used to play chess with you on a little fold-up chess set. Chris and I were close friends. I visited him in CA several years ago. He had a stroke some time before that, but was feeling well when I saw him. He and I and John Lanman were Scher’s three RTOs.

October 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm
(33) Joe Knowlton says:

Stan – I had completely forgotten about the chess games. I’ve probably forgotten more about that year than I can remember.
I do remember Shotgun Thomas, Capt. Scher. Were you the guy from Deadwood, SD?
For some reason, Chris stands out in my memories of 1338. I remember the two of us passing the body of one of our guys – he was due to rotate out in 2 weeks or something – and having something to say about that. If you see him again please give him my regards. I’ll be seeing the 1st platoon guys in a few weeks.

October 7, 2011 at 10:02 am
(34) stan anderson says:

Yup. That’s me. I now live about 25 miles from Deadwood in Blackhawk SD.

During the battle I was connected hip to hip with Scher. He got a DSC for his actions on the hill. We called in air strikes on our own position. He said to just throw the smoke grenade as far as I can.

Good man, Scher.

October 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
(35) Joe Knowlton says:

I have photos of you.
Capt. Scher was a great CO, wasn’t he?

I’ll round up the pics if you want to see them. I can email them or something.

I’ll be seeing Lt. Ramirez next week at the reunion. It sounds like it’s most first platoon.

October 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm
(36) stan anderson says:

Send them on. Email address is: stananderson@rap.midco.net.

Yes, Scher was a no-bullshit guy. He was tough, thank God.

After Vietnam I spent time in Berlin, and after being out of the Army for a couple years, I joined the Air National Guard and retired in 2000 with 33 years service. I think because I had a good experience with the service in Vietnam and in Berlin.

November 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm
(37) vern mallacoccio says:

i was on hill 1338 with cpt sher. great co.i was wounded the first week of jan. 1968.

November 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm
(38) Gary says:

Seeking info. on dear friend Lt. Ronald Rodreick. KIA 11-19-67, hill 1034. Thanks.

December 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm
(39) rich rokosz says:

I had a friend (Spc 4 John Mularz) killed on hill 1338 on 14 Aug 68 as part of a relief force airlifted there late afternoon. He was killed along with Lt. Hadley. Can anyone tell me anyrthing about it?

December 24, 2011 at 11:28 am
(40) Robin Dickson-Schmidt says:

Hello. If anyone knows how I could get in touch with Joe Knowlton or anyone else that knew my father, LT Doug Dickson I would love to hear anything that you have to say. I never got the chance to meet him since he was killed 5 months before I was born. This being the day that he was shot 44 years ago always makes this front in my mind. Thank you.
Robin Schmidt
gotjenks45@live.com

December 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm
(41) stan anderson says:

Robin–Lt Knowlton’s email address is: JKnowlton@greenwichacademy.org

January 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm
(42) Ronnie Baker says:

I was on Hill 1338 with the recons, We recon 1338 out and walk point for c co. up hill 1338… we got hit before we go to the top and pull back and took the hill the next day,… Lt. Knowlton , i believe i remember you, I do remember cpt. Cher… the longest day of my life…
Rich Rokosz, If you email me i give you all the imformation i have on what happen to your friend and Lt. Hadley that day…

January 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm
(43) Joe Knowlton says:

Ronnie – So you were the guys up front the day we hiked up 1338? You probably remember the bomb that missed the top of the hill and almost landed on us that afternoon, along with “Spooky” the gunship flying around all night spraying the summit.
Some day, wasn’t it?

January 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm
(44) Ronnie Baker says:

Joe Knowlton , I was the one when we got hit walking point, took me a little longer getting back and the hold c co. open up on me, then they lielize i hadnt gotten back stop shooting .. then i came on in

Capt, Scher: I remember he alway gave us in recon a hard time. always look up to him, seem like c, co saw more action than any of us… What ever happen to him

January 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm
(45) Jamie Barnes says:

My grandpa was John Henry Barnes. He was taken on hill 823, on November 11, 1967. He served with the 503rd ABN, 173rd Airborne Brigade. If anybody can provide me with any detailed information about him and his death, I would appreciate it very much. My father was less than two years of age when he was taken, so we know very little.

georgechristllc@live.com

February 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm
(46) Joe Knowlton says:

Ronnie – I don’t know what happened to Capt. Scher. Someone told me he came back for a second tour, but that’s all I know. It would be interesting to find him. He was the right man in the right place, as far as I’m concerned.

May 24, 2012 at 4:37 am
(47) Eugene Keyser says:

Does anyone remember a Doc by the name of Coyer. He served with my dad and his recon plt. of E Co. 3/12 4th…..Doc Coyer was a blond kid fro Ohio. We are trying to find him and some others from that group for recon reunions. The time frame was late 67 to early 69.

May 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm
(48) Emery Pfeiffer says:

I was with recon E company 3rd of the 12th July 1968 I remember the medic if I could see a picture but after 45 years I can’t remember his name. I had great respect for our platoon SSG Magwood. I would like to know If any may know what happend to him? Also any info. on a reunion.

June 22, 2012 at 10:58 am
(49) Bob Fleming says:

I was with D Company 2d Bat on 875 as LT Oleary, the Company Commanders Battalion net RTO. So I was there for the first shots fired and was sitting at the CP (already wounded) when the bomb(s) were dropped. Witnessed most of the initial happenings. Can remember day one fairly well and in detail. After the bomb, not so good. Alot of the stuff out out about 875 is wrong. Dates of death for individuals especially. Quite a few who were killed on the 19th by the bomb were given later dates. I have asked my fellow 2d Bat vets and not one has ever said they were asked by Army officialdom what happened up on that Hill. They are just finding out about the 2d bomb (it was a dud) that went between one of our Alpha Company troopers legs. Theres plenty more but everyone forgets that 2d Bat was even there, 2d Bat (A-C-D Companies) took the brunt of that Battle. The first two days we were up there alone. While it was still fierce, the rest of the battle was nothing like the first day.

June 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm
(50) Brian Crehan says:

I was with Recon 3/12, 4th Inf when we took hill 1338 on 11/17/67. Our team had worked the area below the week before and found lots of bunkers and com wire, and had some light contact. The next week our entire Recon platoon was the point for C company, which had been decimated prior and was short on men. I remember you Ron Baker, and it was nice hearing from you the other day. Hill 1338 was my last action in Recon, as I was medivaced out the next day with malaria and then volunteered to be a door gunner with 4th Aviation Bn when released from the hospital. If anyone from the 4th remembers a door gunner with his helmet painted white with a drawing of Snoopy firing a M60 and saying “Curse you Ho Chi Minh”, that was me. DEROSed with 800 flight hours.

July 26, 2012 at 12:36 am
(51) rich rokosz says:

Ronnie Baker how do I get your e-mail address? Inquired about my friend Spc 4 John Mularz & Lt. Hadley.

August 4, 2012 at 12:28 am
(52) Paul Smith says:

Paul M. Smith Jr. says:

I was a Sqd Ldr in C/4/503rd Parachute Inf/173rd ABN BDE during he battle of Dak To. I was on Hills 823 & 875 during Nov 67. Hello to all who fought there and thanks for your service.

August 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm
(53) stan anderson says:

Joe–I found info on Capt Scher on Google. He went back again in, I believe, 1971. He received a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on 1338, and also was awarded a couple Silver Stars for other actions.

November 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm
(54) Christine Crabtree says:

My father (Capt, Michael A. Crabtree) died on the hill 17, Nov 1967.
I often think of him and the men who fought during those terrible days. If anyone knew him, I would love to hear about it. Thanks for remembering!

November 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm
(55) Minh Truong says:

Hello everyone,
I am a Vietnamese who was born and grew up in South Vietnam during the war. I stumbled onto this exchange of yours regarding Dak To, and am quite moved by what I read. This is, for me, the human dimension of what happened. Beyond politics and the madness of war, I see , on all sides, courage and selflessness that always force admiration. My respect to you all, my sincere heartfelt condolances for the loss of your family members and your comrades, and I wish you find peace over the past.
I am a writer, and plan to include the war experience in my future writings. If you are interested in sharing your own experience, be it as a combattant or as the family member of one, I would more than appreciate it. Please contact me at truongm@sympatico.ca

December 21, 2012 at 12:32 am
(56) Josh Hastings says:

Joe Knowlton did you know my dad robert floyd Hastings he said they called him tenesse bk , then he was c company, 3rd Bn , 12th, 4th inf div

December 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(57) Perry L. Sanders (SFC Retired) says:

Hellow
My name is Perry Sanders, my brother PVT Francis E. Sanders (Frank) was assigend to the 503rd, 173rd ABN in viernam. He was KIA December 25, 1967. If anyone knew him, I would like to hear from you. Thank you and thank you fro your service to our great nation.

Perry

December 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(58) brian t says:

I saw a special on h2 around veterans day that caught my interest. Just want to say thank you to all that served during this horrific battle as I cannot imagine what this must have been like!!

March 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm
(59) Joe Knowlton says:

Josh Hastings – I don’t think I knew your dad, or if I did, it’s likely I didn’t know his name. I recognized people in the Company when I saw them, but we tended not to socialize.

March 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm
(60) tom mills says:

josh, could you say a little more about your dad, i may have known him, i just forgot his name. i was with charlie company 3rd bn 12th inf from july till the day after 1338 in nov 67. i was in the hospital for 3 months, then back to charlie company till july of 68.

May 16, 2013 at 10:47 am
(61) eddie meier says:

I was a squad leader in d company 3rd 12th was on hills 1124 and 1089 wounded shot in head 1089 jumped in behind captain sher after being treated by medic . My platoon was lead for both companies that day. we lost two and 1 squad from each company night before. you are right CaptainShere excellent commander not like Reberg from delta he constantly would get us lost. He would not listen to his much more knowledgeable subordinates. Only those who served at that time and went thru those battles know how bad that was.

July 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm
(62) Carole Dickson Camacho says:

My husband, Lt William Doug Dickson KIA December 1967, served with a few of you guys. If anyone has any memories or especially any photos to share of the unit or the area, I would love to chat. God bless all of you. carolecamacho98@gmail.com

August 22, 2013 at 12:04 am
(63) Ron Tanner says:

I was in co. B 4th bn 503rd on November 6th square leader Sp. Jim corbett
they were all killed but me Ron tanner and I don’t remember a LT Larry Moore. So who ever you are my lt. never made it to 875 I was also pined in the middle with NVA rushing up and the main battalion at the top of the hill, remember Jinks, sweet pee Bill Corbett nickname Tennessee

August 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm
(64) C-Crabtree says:

Does anyone remember CAPT Michael (Mike) Crabtree?
He died on hill 823 Nov 18th 1967

http://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=44748

October 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm
(65) Gary F. Walls says:

with C-4-503rd Inf/173rd Abn: wounded 11-11-67 helping C & D,1-503rd, withstand determined assaults against their positions. I was with Sgt Goins’s squad, the point element, the first to break through to the surrounded C & D Companies of the 1st Battalion. It was a tough day for every one.

December 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm
(66) Bruce Bridenbaugh says:

I was in B co. 3/12 2nd Plt I recall Lt Chesser and an RTO named Barber as being wounded when we were initially hit on hill 1338. Many names escape me but I do remember Billy Depew and I fighting side by side.SSG cook was Plt Sgt and did a fine job

January 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm
(67) Kent Fishburn says:

I was with the 3/12 b co. I and Magnussen where Lt Kosh’s RTO. We where on the first ship in and jumped into a fox hole and the second ship got riddled with small arms fire and was downed on the Lz. I think every one on that ship was hit and had to be rescued , I pulled the pilot out that day. and was wounded like every one else. Willy James was killed that day and i was in the hospital for three weeks. So Sad.

February 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm
(68) Charles E. Payne says:

T. Carpenter asked about his granddad, Wm Carpenter, CO of C Co., 2/502.

Wm. Carpenter was in the First Battle of Dak To, May-June, 1966, The 1st Bde,101st Abn was sent to stop the NVA from capturing Kontoum City.

Wm Carpenter was All American West Point football player, “The Lonesome End.”

In First Dak To, Bill’s company was surrounded and pinned down by at least a battalion of NVA. The NVA move in as close as possible to the C Co. perimeter line to try to neutralize American artillery and air support.

It was a dire situation. Another company, sent to break through also was encircled and pinned down. To break out, Bill told to his men (radio was monitored by NVA) to dig in for a close airstrike. The strike broke the NVA strangle hold, C- 2/502 immediately attacked and linked up with other 101st units.

Amazingly, Bill’s company remained in tact. Replacements came, and C Co. soon rejoined to the battle.

I was in Dak To but not in Bill’s company. I was sent to Bill’s company on special assignment right after they broke out.

Bill himself told me his story. Put in for the Medal of Honor, he got the Distinguished Service Cross. He retired as a Lt. General.

In the Battle of First Dak To the 1st Bde, 101st Abn faced a larger, well trained, equipped, disciplined, experienced and led NVA force, which was mauled so badly they had to go back to their safe haven in Laos until they could be reconstituted. For all I know, it was the same NVA unit, reconstituted, that tried again to take Kontoum City but had the misfortune of meeting another US paratrooper outfit, the 173d Abn Bde.

AIRBORNE! Chuck Payne

February 23, 2014 at 7:28 am
(69) Jim Blair says:

Ed Robertson was a second lietenant at Doc To. He died Sat., Feb 22′ 2014 after losing his fight with lung cancer. Of everything he did in life, being with the 173rd was his proudest. A Sky Soldier forever.

March 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm
(70) sonia beaudin says:

My great uncle was William J. Boehm and fought in the battle of dak to. Don’t know much about what happened to him but just stories from my family

March 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm
(71) sonia beaudin says:

My great uncle fought in battle of Dak To and died there. His name was William J. Boehm. Would love to know if anyone has photos of him or has fought beside hime

March 31, 2014 at 7:37 pm
(72) chris baust says:

We are dedicating a plaque to Carlos lozado on may 23 2014 up here in new york any one intrested call me for details as we do need people that were their at DAk To im Chris 845 300 6835

May 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm
(73) FRED R GONZALES says:

NOV 11 1967 WAS THE 4.2 FO WITH TASK FORCE BLACK….C AND D CO 1/503 173RD AIRBORNE BDE…..FIRE FIGHT STARTED AT ABOUT 7.45 AND I MADE IT TILL 3.30…..THEN …THE NVA MADE A PUSH TO FINISH US OFF….AND THANK GOD… C CO 4TH BAT SAVED OUR ASS……BUT……….A LITTLE PRIC NVA GOT BUY ME AND TAGGED ME WITH TWO IN THE LEG ONE IN THE CHEST AND ONE IN THE ARM…..GOT OUT ON THE 3ARD MEDIVAC OUT …..WE LOST 20 KIA..154 WIA AND 2 MIA…….as I get older I wonder was it all worth it MISS ALL YOU GUYS……FRED.

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