Friday, July 2, 2010

Military Snapshots - Captured Weapons at Hill 29

From 1967-1968, few American squadrons in Vietnam rivaled the fighting spirit and battlefield accomplishments of the 1/1 Cav. In that time, soldiers in the squadron earned a Medal of Honor, four Distinguished Service Crosses, and thousands of Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, and Purple Hearts during savage battles in places like Tam Ky, the Que Son Valley, the Pineapple Forest, Hill 34, Cigar Island, and Tien Phuoc. In this photo, Major Don Lundquist (left), Capt. Dave Roessler (middle), and an unidentified trooper from the 1/1 Cavalry examine captured weapons at Hill 29, also known as "Hawk Hill," in 1968. Photo courtesy of Charles Nathan Boyd, from Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Viet Nam, 1/1 Cav, 1967-1968 by Keith Nolan

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