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173 ABN was a US Army unit
for 173 ABN
For date 651218
Primary service involved, US Army
Bien Hoa Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Courtenay Rubber Plantation
Description: In the morning, the 2/503d Abn's recon platoon encountered a stubbornly defended VC trench system supported by numerous machine guns. B Company smashed into the enemy from a different direction and overran their positions. The VC lost 62 KIA before abandoning the field. The 173d lost 5 KIA on this day.
The source for this information was Sky Soldiers by Turner P:17
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