Ia Drang Veterans


Robert Taft

2LT Robert Taft – KIA 11/14/65; Xray – was the first casualty in the fight for the dry creekbed (Army Photo)


Ron Sleeis

Sgt. Ronald G. Sleeis was with HHC, 3rd Brigade at the Cateka tea plantation during the Ia Drang Campaign. Commo Platoon Photo by Ron Sleeis


Roy L. Ryse, Jr

Killed in Action Nov 17, 1965 Private First Class C Company, 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Photo contributed by Jerry Miles


Shadden and Bembry

James Shadden (left) and Snyder Bembry D/2/7 CAV at Xray 11/17/65. Bembry was KIA later that day and Shadden was severely wounded.

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