operation report information
for 1/27 INF
25 INF DIV
2/27 INF

For date 661104


1/27 INF was a US Army unit
25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
2/27 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation ATTLEBORO
South Vietnam
Description: As part of ATTLEBORO, the 1/27th Inf, 25th Inf Div was engaged in a grisly, sustained battle for survival. By the afternoon, the Bn CO was wounded and A Co fought for its positions against three major frontal assaults. The Bn CO of 2/27th was killed leading an attempt to link up the two battalions. One of its companies was isolated and surrounded by the VC. When medevac helicopters descended into lines after dark and flicked on landing lights, an immediate mortar attack resulted. For the rest of that night they came in blind and landed to flashlights.

The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:101
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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