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Lai Khe assault pad

Lai Khe assault pad

An archive photo of soldiers saddled up, just prior to Operation Billings, '67.


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Wayne Wade 11-Feb-2015 02:58
Seems like it was summer of 67 when my unit 1/18th left the Lai Khe Chopper Pad pictured above to relieve the ambushed 1/16th who suffered many KIA and wounded. The enemy withdrew and we dug in and stayed around a few days. My squad quietly located the bastard's base camp on the third day while running an extra long security patrol. Our Battalion Commander, Richard Cavazos, called in Australian bombers on the enemy base camp that night and wiped them out. Wayne Wade wade@iam777.org
Guest 19-Apr-2014 06:01
Company B 1-16 radioman. Bravo 6 kilo. 1st platoon 2nd squad RTO, then 1st platoon RTO, then Captain Watleys RTO. June 67 to June 68 Lai Khe.
Harry Liogghio 21-Oct-2013 06:44
Harry Liogghio Bravo 2/28 inf 11b10 1967-1968 Billings-Shenandoah2 I was there! 27 left no chopper no jets Col Air Force Landed LZ What a Mess . I somebody ask him where is air support, it coming to late my buddies gone pic shows my buddies I love them Dr Minnin Sexton VA Hosp Ann Arbor Helps Me , lost in time can't give up , I look forward to seeing her
Woody Godbey 17-Jul-2013 15:42
I was in headquarters at Lai Khe the whole year of 67. I remember that spot very well. I was back there 3 years ago and hardly recognized the place. Ben Cat has a major 6 lane highway through it.
phil vessello 18-May-2013 14:41
i was on that pad alot , was with 1/16th inf jan 67 to sept 67. Loved flying in choppers ,didnt like where i was going
Guest 16-Jan-2013 09:22
Actually drove thru the area a couple times yesterday heading to visit friends in Loc Ninh. Kinda strange driving thru Lai Khe at 60 miles an hour on a 6 lane highway!
Tom Mack 08-Dec-2012 04:09
I was in Company C, 2/28 at Lai Khe quite a bit after this photo was taken. I sure do remember this spot very well. Took off to a few hot areas from there Sep 68 - Dec 68.
Guest 22-Oct-2011 04:22
Company B 2/28 inf 7Dec 67, I am Joe Damon, the guy that carried the m-14, point man,
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