1997 Trip

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In 1997, Hal Moore returned to the battlefield for one last trip with CAV veterans of the Ia Drang battles. The associated pictures show the landing zones just prior to being converted to agricultural use.  Plantations exist on the two sites now.

Left to Right: Veterans of the Xray 1965 battle stand on the remains of the Plei Me airstrip on Dec 3, 1997. Bill Franklin (Plt Ldr C/1/7), Hal Moore (Cdr, 1/7), Paul Winkel (Huey pilot), Dick Merchant (Asst Opns Officer, 1/7), Clinton Poley (Machine Gunner, C/1/7)