THE BATTLE OF DAK TO

KONTUM PROVENCE, RVN (1967)

This radio transmission haunts me to this day:

“O God, O God, those old Sargents are attacking those hills like they did in Korea, they are sending those kids straight up those hills and they are killing them. They are killing them.”

Awesome! Heli-Borne Assault on Dak To (November 3, 1967)

 

Wave after wave of Combat Infantry left Camp Enari for Hill’s of Dak To. Forward Support Teams headed north to recover downed choppers. “Gunslinger’s” E–Company Aviation, Forward Support Platoon, 4th. Infantry
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WO Gaylord Lee Westbay (173rd Air Born) KIA 9-67 OH-23G 62-03822 HHC 2nd. Brigade, 4th. Infantry Division “Gunslinger” 

 

Captain Roberto Samaniego KIA 6-65 UH-1 B 63-08604 (Dak Sut, 5 miles north of Ben Het) 

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Both Gunslinger’s were killed in Kontum Province, on their 3rd. week in Nam. Lee, one of our pilots, Robert my cousin. R.I.P.

HHC 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division in support of the 173rd Airborne Brigade 

CAPTURED NVA FLAG

PHOTO BY: DANNY DELGADO 

LOOKING DOWN ON THE LITTLE BIRDS AS WE FLY OVER CAMP HOLLOWAY

T-41 Mescalero & O-1 Bird Dogs 
We are flying escort for Buzzard 600 Aboard the Dak To A-Go-Go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET'S GO TO DAK TO

In November of 1967 E-Company Aviation Forward Support was told to prepare to move to Dak To.

The orders never came down.

Phrase on the sign at the Camp Enari air feilds staging area read as follows: 

Photo Curtousy Of: Jim Olesak & Erv Morales

Photo Curtousy Of: Jim Olesak & Erv Morales

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