Battle of Ap Tau O information
for A/1/4 CAV

For date 660608

A/1/4 CAV was a US Army unit
3 BDE 1 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation EL PASO II
South Vietnam
Location, Route 13
Description: As part of EL PASO II, A/1/4 Cav was moving down Route 13 through Tau-O toward Hon Quan when the 272d VC Regt sprung a massive ambush. With the front and rear elements, the VC charged the vehicles in the middle. Fierce combat raged for four hours until the VC withdrew leaving 93 dead. The 2/18th and 2/2d Inf Bns, 3d Bde, 1st Inf Div were also involved in this battle.

The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:95+, Turner 1st Inf P:49
Rise & Fall = The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1963 - 1973 by Shelby Stanton.

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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021