Landing Zone Xray

Day 1

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

Day 2

Before dawn, Moore orders his company commanders to meet him prior to an attack to rescue the still cut-off platoon.

Day 3

The PAVN Commander, knows that he had severely weakened and damaged the defenders in the Charlie Co sector.


Aerial Photos

Photos taken during the battle

Helicopter at Xray

Landing Zone Xray

Photos taken during the battle

Xray Terrain Thumnail

Terrain at Xray

Photos taken in 1993 and 1997 when Hal Moore and some of the veterans returned to the battlefield