The Battle that changed the war in vietnam

Overview

A Vietnamese military maxim states: He who controls the Central Highlands controls South Vietnam.

Landing Zone Xray

Lead elements of the under strength 450 man 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry air assault into a small clearing in scrub jungle below the 2300 foot Chu Pong Massif.

Landing Zone Albany

A B-52 strike of eight hundred 500 pound bombs (200 tons) is headed for the near slopes of Chu Pong Mountain above X-Ray early on 17 November, and scheduled to drop at 11:17 AM.

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