operation SOMERSET PLAIN information
for 1 BDE 101 ABN
2 BDE 101 ABN
3 BDE 82 ABN

From date 680904 to 680920

1 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
2 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
1 CAV DIV was a US Army unit
3 BDE 82 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Thua Thien Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, A Shau Valley
Description: Task Force 1 (consisting of B Troop, 1/9th Cav; C/1/505th, 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne; the 1/327th and 2/327th Airborne battalions, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne) conducted this search and destroy operation aimed at eliminating NVA troops trying to reenter the A Shau Valley after DELAWARE. The 1st ARVN Div sent the 2d and 3d battalions, 1st ARVN Regt on LAM SON 246 as a companion operation. Casualties: US 19 KIA, 104 WIA, 2 MIA; ARVN 15 KIA, 57 WIA, 2 MIA; enemy 171 KIA, 4 POW.

There is an error in this report - the 2/327 did not participate in Operation somerset plain. It was the 2/502 “Strike Force.” From: Robert Williams Co. B 2/502 1968 – 69.

The source for this information was Chron P:79

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