Operation Wallowa

Machine Gunner Cites Tough AO [area of operations], Cavalair Article, by SP5 Don Graham, date unknown

Machine Gunner Cites Tough AO, Cavalair Article, by SP5 Don GrahamLZ ROSS–For seven and a half months, SP4 Grady Gregory carried a machine gun for the 1st Air Cavalry Division‘s Third Brigade.

Most guys get tired of carrying the 25-pound M-60 after a while, but Gregory has not. “It’s a little heavy once in a while,” he says, “but by now I wouldn’t know how to carry anything else.”

Gregory grew attached to his machine gun when, Continue reading

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A Walk on Part in a War

A favorite article of mine:

VC Upset When Sp4 Drops in For Lunch

Landing Zone Betty (1st CAV-10)

An American soldier recently dropped in on a Viet Cong platoon for lunch and no one observed proper table manners.

The man who came to dinner was Sp4 Dennis Cole of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry.

Cole was point man for his platoon on a search and destroy mission two miles west of Continue reading