operation report information
for 1/8 INF

For date 670518

1/8 INF was a US Army unit
1 BDE 4 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, near Duc Co
Description: As part of FRANCIS MARION, one platoon from B/1/8th Inf, 4th Inf Div pursued a long NVA soldier into a "lame duck" ambush trigged by K4 Bn, 32d NVA Regt. Before the rest of the company could help them, the entire platoon was destroyed. Only 7 soldiers survived. They played dead or were unconscious. B Co suffered 29 KIAs, 1 MIA, and 31 WIAs.

The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:157+; DAK TO by Murphy P:47
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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