Stories from the 1st Battalion 6th Infantry in Vietnam
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Medal of Honor for Sergeant McCleery  Sergeant Finnis D. McCleery, 1st Plt., A Co., 1st Bn 6th Inf distinguishes himself in combat on 14 May 1968. "They Been Fighting Around Here a Long Time"--the legacy of Hill 43  A nondescript hill  had been the scene of fighting for years.
198th Infantry Brigade Commander Wounded in Medivac Effort
Colonel William R. Richardson, 198th Inf Bde, and 16 other soldiers were wounded as a result of a booby trap incident and ensuing firefight (D Co., 1st Bn 6th Inf).  August 1970
Air America and the "Bug" in the VC Typewriter  Operation "Little Big Horn" in June 1971 involves an electronic tracking device that leads the Regulars to a VC headquarters location.  During the operation, the Battalion Commander survived being shot in the helmet.
32 Soldiers Wounded   Mines and booby traps wound 32 soldiers in B Co., 1st Bn 6th Inf  ( including the Bn. Cdr.)  on 28 May 1970. Pacification Village Photo Essay  A story from the Americal Division newspaper, the Southern Cross, about the creation and success of Van Thien. 
Friendly Fire Causes Casualties in Co C, 1st Bn 6th Inf  Terry Ivey (C/1-6 Inf) provides information about a book and made for TV movie concerning an artillery round that landed short of the intended target in 1970. Firefight on Thanksgiving Day Rick Wade, 3rd Plt, Co C, 1st Bn 6th Inf, shares his photos.  The Regulars had their quest for turkey and dressing delayed by Viet Cong soldiers preparing their own feast.
Noisy VC Squad pays the Penalty In September 1970, good noise discipline reaps rewards for the 3rd Plt, B Co, 1st Bn 6th Inf. The Rest of the Story The episode also cost the loss of an OH-6A helicopter and pilot, the company commander, and a forward observer.  Photos Lore of Land Clearing   Efforts by the 59th Engineer Company (Land Clearing) in 1970-71 in the 1st Battalion 6th Infantry area of opertions results in the destruction of  13,486 m. of tunnels, 2,730 m. of trenches, 206 bunkers, and 99 booby trapped munitions.
Dustoff -- Emergency Medical EvacuationUS Army SEPAC photographer (SP4 Williams) captures a helicopter dustoff mission on 18 December 1970 in the 1st Bn 6th Inf area of operations. 'Dealers of Death' drive off 10 to 12 enemy without injury Ward Odom shares a Newspaper article about Co A, 1st Bn 6th Inf, and their encounter with a "U" shaped enemy ambush in early 1971.
Saigon Story  Dennis Linn, Co B, 1st Bn 6th Inf, tells his story of a prisoner escort trip from Chu Lai to the infamous LBJ (Long Binh Jail) near Saigon in 1971. 8 rally in a day Bud Carlson (D/1-6 Inf) shares a newspaper article and photo about successful "Chu Hoi" efforts in the 1st Bn 6th Inf area of operations in 1970.
Rescue of a Downed General  Staff  Sergeant Allen McPherson helps locate and rescue the Americal Division Commander, Major General Ramsey, in March 1970. Ambush and Rescue on QL1  With total disregard for their own safety, a Vietnamese couple rescue a soldier caught in an ambush on QL1 on 26 February 1971.
Commando Raid at Chu Lai  An attack by Viet Cong commandos on the unit stand-down area in Chu Lai in July 1970. A Medic's View   SP5 Daniel Gonzalez gives his perspective as a medic during land clearing operations on the Batangan Peninsula 1970-71.
Regulars Utilize Darkness to Kill TenNight time raid by 2nd Plt, Co C, 1st Bn 6th Inf on a VC hooch in November 1970. Regulars Find Base Camp  Fortified position is destroyed by soldiers from 3rd Plt, Co C, 1st Bn 6th Inf on 16 January 1971.
GI Happy He's a Tank Dave Tank (C/1-6 Inf) provides a newspaper article from the Stars and Stripes in June or July 1970 about his close call in stepping on a dud 'Bouncing Betty' mine east of LZ Dottie. "Short Bursts" - Short stories from the 1st Bn 6th Inf, US Army, Vietnam Short stories and vignettes from various authors:  Tom Brizendine (2/B/1-6Inf); Tom Constant (2/D/1-6Inf);  and, Ron Griffin (A/1-82Arty, LZ Dottie).
Tom Brizendine web site   Tom's site details his memories from 2/B/1-6 during 1968-89.  See his story about a fight with the 22nd NVA Regiment during Tet '69
"So This is War"  Billy Roden (4/B/1-6 Inf) shares a poem he wrote in 1971  Firebase improvements at LZ Dottie
SP4 Thomas F. Boehler's (198th Inf Bde IO) 1971 
New Stories from 1968.  Bill Kelley shares news stories he clipped from the Stars and Stripes and the Americal newspaper. Shortimers "Order" The semi-official "order" issued to shortimers upon their pending  DEROS in 1970-71.
Southern Cross The Americal Division newspaper sometimes carried stories about combat involving soldiers from the 1st Bn 6th Inf. Music of the Nam - the #1 pop musical hits from October 1967 to November 1971 (with some midi)
"Memories of the War"  Clint Whitmer (3/B/1-6 Inf 1968-68) shares his thoughts on the war. "The Night Before Christmas" - a military version of the poem, received in an aerial resupply bag in 1970; a resupply list was written on the back
"The Great Viet Cong Deer Hunt" - the story from Ray Mendez and Ray Tyndall (3/B/1-6 Inf 1970) Add your story to this CD.  Contact

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