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Offline John Chapla

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173d rifle platoon attached to 2/1 Cav in August 1969
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:03:37 PM »
In late August 1969, my platoon from A/3/503, 173d Abn Brigade, was attached to one of the ground troops of 2/1 Cav. My memory and notes on what troop and where it was stationed now fail me.  What I do recall is that it might have been near Phan Rang, but on that I could be mistaken. We had been operating north of Phan Thiet for over a month just before being attached to the cav troop.  What I do recall is that the troop base camp was near Hwy 1 and South China Sea.  In the base camp center were some wonderful open air showers that I was told were fed by an underground hot springs, and the base camp was on the grounds of an old Vietnamese soda pop factory.  The GP medium tent that my platoon occupied abutted the wall of a wrecked Vietnamese one-story masonry building.  Can anyone help me identify what troop, where the base camp was, and who commanded the troop at the time?

Offline loziermms

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Re: 173d rifle platoon attached to 2/1 Cav in August 1969
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 10:16:08 PM »
Hi,  I would guess it was A troop.  I was in C troop down around Whisky mountian. That was the most southern part of the 2/1 AO Which was just north of Phan Thiet.  hope this helps.