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Battle of Xom Bo II - 17 June 1967

Battle of Xom Bo II - 17 June 1967

Casualties being taken to a staging area for dustoff.

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Guest 25-May-2015 16:22
Charles, did your Captain ride in a helicopter jump seat? The reason I ask is we were with a Big Red One unit one day, walked (and rode) into a horse shaped ambush. I remember seeing an officer riding a seat on top of a 113. Suddenly, he was thrown back into his seat, then hung there until the crew could get stopped, then whoever was close went to help take him out of his seat. I was with 2/34th Armor and we were attached to the 1st Inf., and we worked with any 1st Inf. unit that came out of LaiKhe.
Dennis Basford 11-Mar-2015 17:40
One of my worst days and nights C/1/16 unit
charles joseph Reis jr. 26-Feb-2014 15:53
Looking for someone that was in the 1st. Bal. 2nd inf. In 1967-68 with the big red one lost a lot of men in a battle don't remember where it was ,but our capt. Was lost with a lot of others will never foget that day, have not been the same since suffering from PTSD.trying to find help.
Kevin B. OSullivan 10-Feb-2014 00:46
I was there. Bravo Company 1/16. I was Bravo 2/6 kilo. Lost a couple of good buddies.
We were told the night before that the VC were setting up an ambush around the horseshoe
shaped LZ. They did, but we walked into it anyway. Never could figure it out.
Daphne Stoba 03-Nov-2013 22:26
My father was in Vietnam from June 1967 - June 1968, I was wonder if anyone knew about the Mahn Ho company ( Fighting Tigers, I hope the spelling of Mahn Ho was correct ) ) He started this company and I would like to know more about it and my father. His name was ( he passed Sept. 13, 2002 ) Gerald Robertson aka Jerry , He was a captain in the 101st Air born. I have checked everywhere. My father was awarded 3 Silver Stars, 3 Bronze Stars, and I think 4 purple Hearts . Thank you for your time. My name is Daphne ( Robertson ) Stoba .
phil 12-Jul-2013 20:40
does anyone remember 3 men left behind from b co 1/16th after the fight th 17 of june
treadhead6829-May-2013 22:27
These pictures remind me of the day we hit a command detonated mine. It blew up in a place in our hull that the inspection plate was somehow missing. The blast buckled the turret floor into a 90 angle, throwing the ready rack all over the floor of our floor, picked me up from standing on the loaders seat and I ended up on the back deck. The immediate reaction, for me was, what in the h--l just happened? I then realized I was lying on the back deck with medics and others kneeling around me. I tried to get up , because I wasn't hurt, what are they doing looking down at me? I then realized I had fallen back down on the deck. Never in my eighteen years, having been an athlete from childhood,, had I not been able to make my body do what I wanted. Then the Dust-Off came in and I finally believed I was hurt. That was one of the scariest times of my life and not being Ito get up and walk away still is with me sometimes, but it's getting better, after all I'm only 64 now.
Janine roper 22-May-2013 00:44
I lost my father to PTSD he was in kilo company third platoon cpl. 66-67. Trying to understand. Thank you for the pictures and information. It was something we didn't talk about but something we all in the family experienced. I so glad he people who did understand and who were there for him (friends from post & VFW). These site help those left behind.
aaron 07-Feb-2013 17:38
my uncle was in vietnam 67/68 and has not been the same ever since,because of his mentle
state and his isolation from frinds and family the va has not treated him well,because of his state of mind i would like to help.I know he was with 121 sig bat. which was connected with 1st infantry,If you could give me more info. or direct me to get as much info. as possible too take to a VSO and hopefully get him help and benefits
longbachnguyen01-Jun-2009 01:31
Totally agreed with Tom. Excellent documentary of the moment.
adamsf27-Jul-2008 06:47
It was hard enough serving during "peace time". Seems like every twenty years or so, we need a good skirmish or war to remind everyone how we kill each other to end up at the same place. This photo is raw, for the types of casualties involved. "If I can still feel pain, I know I'm alive".
Tom Briggs29-Jan-2008 13:15
Impactful and dramatic photo, Dave ... the young trooper wearing the casualty tag appears to be still stunned and in shock. I'm glad we don't have to do this again ...
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