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The Battle of Ia Drang

The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965, at two landing zones (LZs) northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam (approximately 35 miles south-west of Pleiku) as part of the U.S. airmobile offensive codenamed Operation Silver Bayonet. The battle derives its name from the Drang River which runs through the valley northwest of Plei Me, in which the engagement took place. "Ia" means "river" in the local Montagnard language. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ia_Drang

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    9635967 Feb 01, 2013

    All gave some n some gave all. When u meet a soldier shake their hand and think them for their service.This wasn't a great place to be.This is what they call to hell n back. AMEN

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