Ia Drang Veterans
Bill Beck in Vietnam
"I was with C Co, 1/7 Cav and attached to Bn Commo Center (Trojan 65) until Jan 66 when I returned to C Co as Commo Chief with Capt Cash CO until I returned to the states in Jul 66. I went on to retire from the Army after 22 years in the grade of SFC E-7. I now live in PA." Picture believed to have been taken in Bong Son area in Feb/Mar 1966 Photo contributed by and copyright held by Bill Ross
Bob Towles, D/2/7
Bruce Crandall visiting Hal Moore in 1988
Chaplain (COL) Bill Lord
Chaplain Lord served as the 1st BN 12th CAV (Airborne) Battalion Chaplain in the Ia Drang in 1966. Pictured above CH Lord baptizing an unknown service member in the Ia Drang River.
Clinton Poley – M60 machine gun crew, C/1/7. WIA three times at Xray. Army Photo