Battle for Hill 208 information
1 BDE 5 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 1 BDE 5 INF DIV
3 MAR DIV
From date 690326 to 690329
3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
3/5 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation MONTANA MAULER
Location, Hill 208
Description: In support of MONTANA MAULER, the 1/11th Inf, 1st BDE, 5th Inf Div became involved in a sweltering fight against well-defended NVA trench networks and bunker complexes. Eventually the entire 3/5th Cav came to reinforce elements of the 1/11th plus one battalion from the 2d ARVN Regt. The stubborn NVA repeatedly counterattacks newly taken positions despite a generous application of supporting arms.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall P287
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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