|Notes from 1LT (Neal) Schwartz - “B” Btry 1st Battalion 83rd
Artillery - Oct 68 – Aug 69:
Pic1: These are the materials we scrounged to start building.
Pic2: Still a little sparse but getting along building it up
Pic3: The start on LZ some called it FSB Sally on one corner occupied by “B” Btry 1/83rd Arty. My SSgt and my driver were expert builders. This was an outdoor movie theater with seating made out of helicopter blades. I have no idea where the blades came from.
Pic4: This was our first fire mission like the first day we got there.
|The following pics of LZ Sally were provided by David Bolin.... he gave me permission to post them.|
|Not sure where I got these pics???|
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|The Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord was a 23-day
battle between the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and the
North Vietnamese Army from July 1, 1970 until July 23, 1970
- 75 Americans were killed. 3 American Soldiers are Missing in Action. There were approx 25,000 NVA Soldiers in the area of the A-Shau
2nd Battalion, 501 st infantry was one of many units involved during Ripcord.
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ripcordassociation/
Ripcord Association web site: www.ripcordassociation.com
YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUlAp6phXGs
|The following photos were supplied by Anthony Critchlow.
|Brian Eveleth (3rd Plt Co A 2/501st) wrote the following about
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