Battle of Patrol Base Diamond I information
for 2/27 INF

For date 690223

2/27 INF was a US Army unit
25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Patrol Base Diaman I
Description: As part of the Post-Tet Offensive, Patrol Base Diamond I, occupied by the 2/27th Inf, 25th Inf Div, was attacked. After ten minutes of mortaring came a massive ground assault. In spite of tons of aerial bombs, rockets, and artilley, the NVA blasted their way into the perimeter and took three bunkers. Only direct fire from artillery within the camp finally broke the assault.

The source for this information was Rise & Fall P 299
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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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023