operation GREELEY information
173 ABN was a US Army unit
for 173 ABN
For date 670617
Primary service involved, US Army
Kontum Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Dak To
Description: This operation initially brought the 1/503d and 2/503d, 173d ABN Bde plus some support units to Dak To because of the NVA build up in the mountains to the south. When it became apparent that the NVA was in this area, the 4th Inf Div moved the FRANCIS MARION units to the north and consolidated these actions as part of GREELEY. The famous Battle of Dak To would overshadow the rest of GREELEY.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:160
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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