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Kontum, Tet, A Troop.
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:30:49 AM »
In the book, "Camp Colt to Desert Storm The History of U.S. Armored Forces" Gen. Donn A Starry, now deceased, on page 345 says, that A troop due to its courageous unyielding defense at Kontum, during Tet, against repeated enemy assaults by an estimated 3 enemy battalions, was awarded a Valorous Unit Award. Why on the 2/1st web site's award section isn't this acknowledged? This was one of the worst days for loss of life for the squadron in Vietnam, 6 cavalrymen perished in this action. Those who survived and those who died should be acknowledged by crediting the troop for its heroic feat.

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Re: Kontum, Tet, A Troop.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 12:07:23 PM »
In the book, "Camp Colt to Desert Storm The History of U.S. Armored Forces" Gen. Donn A Starry, now deceased, on page 345 says, that A troop due to its courageous unyielding defense at Kontum, during Tet, against repeated enemy assaults by an estimated 3 enemy battalions, was awarded a Valorous Unit Award. Why on the 2/1st web site's award section isn't this acknowledged? This was one of the worst days for loss of life for the squadron in Vietnam, 6 cavalrymen perished in this action. Those who survived and those who died should be acknowledged by crediting the troop for its heroic feat.

I requested information from the Association Officers on the details of a possible award.  If I can get the orders I will post it.

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Re: Kontum, Tet, A Troop.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 07:29:21 PM »
Rich Hansell A-28 Driver here, The award is mentioned in Gen Ord 24. 1972. Check it out all you A troopers. It is the equivalent to a "Silver Star"! Congrats to all! Scouts Out!
Rich Hansell, A troop, 2nd Plt. Sept. 67 to March 68. Driver of A-28. Infantry track member.

Re: Kontum, Tet, A Troop.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 04:02:08 PM »
James Ronay, platoon leader, A3 During the Tet Offensive.  I am interested in this book regarding the performance in Kontum on January 1, 1968. I was there and some of those who perished we’re in my platoon.  If tHere is  more information on this book or publication I would appreciate Knowing about it.