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Photograph

Item Number: VA004119
 Photograph
Language
English
Number of Pages
1
Digital Object Type
Photograph
Original Repository
67-0552-B
Physical Location
Photo Storage 000001225 box 17; folder 3

General Note / OCR

815 communist soldiers were killed in battle during operation Lien Ket 81 in Quang Ngai Province during 17 to 21 February 1967 by members of three Airborne Battalions, Vietnamese Airborne Division, two Infantry Battalions and one Armored Personnel Carrier (APG) troop. Twenty-two enemy soldiers were detained and 41 crew served and 158 individual weapons were detained and 41 crew served and 158 individual weapons were captured. The 7th Airborne Battalion was presented with the United States Presidential Unit Citation for their heroism in the battle. Friendly losses were 54 killed and 187 wounded.

Pub Credit Line
VA004119, Douglas Pike Photograph Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 23 Aug 2001 [Updated: 23 Aug 2001]