The Battle that changed the war in vietnam

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Recognize the Contribution of the Military Spouse!

Rename Fort Benning to “Fort Moore” to honor Lt General Harold G. Moore (“Hal”) and Julie Moore for their exceptional service together and example to the United States Army and the Nation.
As a unique “command team,’ Hal and Julie exemplified an extraordinary combination of courage, fighting spirit, and devotion to the welfare of all who serve this Nation and train at Fort Benning.

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.

Plei Me… the start

Closure – Return to Xray

Ia Drang Veterans

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