operation BIG SPRING information
for 1 BDE 9 INF
173 ABN
2/503 ABN
2/39 INF

From date 670130 to 670216

1 BDE 9 INF was a US Army unit
173 ABN was a US Army unit
2/503 ABN was a US Army unit
2/39 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation BIG SPRING
Long Khanh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, War Zone D
Description: An operation into War Zone "D" conducted by the 2/503d Abn, 173d Abn Bde and the 2/39th, 3/39th, and 4/39th Inf Bns with the 1st Bde, 9th Inf Div. The results included destroying 26 base camps, 1,000 bunkers, capturing 24 tons of rice, some weapons and killing 79 VC from the 2/273d and 3/273d VC Bns.

The source for this information was Sky Soldiers by Turner P:18; Chron P:35

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023