Guyer Photo Collection – Ronnie Guyer (radioman; pictured here immediately prior to the joining LTC Moore on his first recon flight in Vietnam) graciously shared photos from his collection that he took during and after the Ia Drang battles.
Collection features shots of many of the principals in the Ia Drang Campaign – Moore, Plumley, Kinnard, Nadal, Herren – taken at various locations (Plei Me, Falcon, An Khe, Bong Son).
Guyer – 14 Nov 1965… first light
First Light 14 Nov 65 at French Fortress east of Plei Me Special Forces Camp / Lt. Col. Hal Moore planning Air Assault into LZ X-Ray 30' to my right front.
Guyer – Bong Son
CH-47 Chinook and S-2/3 Personnel HHC, 1/7 Cav above hill west of Bong Son-Operation White Wing/Masher April 1966
Guyer – Christmas Tree
Sp/4 Ronnie Guyer standing in front of the closest thing to a Christmas Tree to be found on Christmas Day 1965 at 1/7th Cav HQ at An Khe
Guyer – Commo Platoon
Commo Platoon HHC, 1/7 Cav resting in Bong Son Farm backyard, March 1966. (Paul Smith's Group)
Guyer – CSM Plumley – 16 Nov 65
CSM Basil Plumley, 1/7 Cav, at PLEIKU Airstrip immediately after Victory at IA DRANG, and during the Battle at LZ ALBANY.
Guyer – D Company Leadership
The officer to the right of Lt Col Moore is 1st Lt James L. (Larry) Litton, XO of D 1/7 Cav. In the Ia Drang he assumed command of D 1/7 when Capt Ray Lefebvre was wounded and evacuated. The officer in the right foreground with his back to the camera is Capt Richard Merchant who took command of D 1/7 after the battle. The NCO in the left foreground with his back to the camera is 1st Sgt Warren Adams, D 1/7.