Battle of Duc Lap information
for B-23 SF DET

For date 680824

B-23 SF DET was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Duc Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Duc Lap
Description: This was day two of the battle. Three 2d Mobile Strike Force companies tried to break the siege but were decimated in a fierce battle on the camp's airfield runway. One CIDG camp reached the front gate to reinforce the garrison. Shortly after this the B-23 Detachment XO, MAJ Roland Greenwood, was holding a coordination meeting outside the TOC when a B-40 rocket exploed in the group. Two were killed. It would be 24 hours before the medevac helicopters were unable to fly through the curtain of fire to get these WIAs.
Comments: MAJ Greenwood, Roland; 23 SF DET XO; WIA; CPT Savage, David G.; Australian Army CIDG advisor; ; SSG Kline, Harold F.; SF; KIA;

The source for this information was Green Berets at War P:205+

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023