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173 ABN was a US Army unit
for 173 ABN
3 BDE 1 CAV
4 INF DIV
5 ARVN ABN
For date 670630
3 BDE 1 CAV was a US Army unit
4 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Description: After the 173d ABN's sharp battle with the NVA on the 22d, MACV reinforced the 4th Inf Div to continue GREELEY and the Battle of Dak To. The rest of the 173d ABN moved to Kontum along with the 3d Bde, 1 CAV Div. The 4th Inf established a forward TOC at Dak To to coordinate these units. Finally, the 5th and 8th ARVN ABN Bns plus a battalion from the 42d ARVN Regt moved into the area. The 299th Eng Bn struggled through torrential rains to replace the blown bridges along QL 14 between Kontum and Dak To. At times Dak To had to subsist on aerial delivery for days on end. Aircraft crashed and burned with alarming regularity.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:161
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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