Battle of Ap Bia Mountain information
3 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
for 3 BDE 101 ABN
From date 690511 to 690520
B/3/187 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation APACHE SNOW
Location, A Shau Valley
Description: As part of APACHE SNOW, B/3/187th Inf, 101st Airborne Div moved up Hill 937; also known as Ap Bia Mountain but soon dubbed Hamburger Hill by the soldiers who fought there. Their approach was shattered by machine-gun fire from unseen bunkers. They extracted their casualties and moved off the hill as artillery and air bombarded the area. The ten-day battle for Ap Bia Mountain had begun.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:284+
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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