mission report information
for C/2/20 ARA
HHB/2/20 ARA
1 BDE 101 ABN

For date 650917

C/2/20 ARA was a US Army unit
HHB/2/20 ARA was a US Army unit
1 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Binh Dinh Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, east of An Khe
Description: The battalion history states they flew their first combat mission. Elements of the 1st Bde, 101st ABN had become heavily engaged with a VC force to the east of An Khe and requested fire support. A platoon from Battery C, lead by CPT Ronald C. Perry, executed the fire mission, accompained by LTC Mahone, flying his command aircraft. A total of 315 rockets were delivered "on target" and effectively reduced enemy pressure on the friendly force. An estimated 64 VC were killed by the strike.
Comments: LTC Mahone, Nelson A. Jr; BN CO; ; CPT Perry, Ronald C.; C Battery platoon leader; ;

The source for this information was 2/20 ARA History 1 July - 31 Dec 65 by CPT George C. Sullivan

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