operation report information
for 173 ABN
airborne operation

For date 670222

173 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Tay Ninh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Katum
Description: The 2/503d Abn, 173d Abn Bde helped spearhead JUNCTION CITY with a battalion sized parachute drop neat Katum, a hamlet just south of the Cambodian border and about 40 miles north of Tay Ninh. Once of the ground, the 1/503d and the 4/503d made airmobile landings north and south of the 2/503d to seal off the brigade's section of the JUNCTION CITY horseshoe.

The source for this information was Sky Soldiers by Turner P:18+ DAK TO by Murphy P:37

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