Battle of Ong Thanh information
for 1 INF DIV

For date 671017

1 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Ong Thanh
Description: While supporting operation SHENANDOAH II some 12 miles northeast of Lai Khe, A & D/2/28th Inf fought a violent engagement with a reinforced battalion from the 271st VC Rgmt. The VC left 163 dead but LTC Allen, the 2/28th CO, and MAJ Holleder, the 1st Bde S-3, were KIA in this battle.

The source for this information was Turner 1st Inf P:25

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023