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On October 17, 1967 the 2/28 were ambushed near the Ong Thanh stream. The majority of the battalion was either killed or wounded during the 4 hour battle.
Several companies of 2/2, including HHC, B, and C were operating out of an NDP and securing an artillery unit, south of the battle site on Rt 240. I think the NDP was Lorraine II. Elements of 2/2 were sent in to secure the battle site and help evacuate the dead and wounded.
I would like to talk with anyone who was part of that operation. I have written a book and one of the chapters is about that battle, as I remember it. I just want to do some fact checking.
HHC, 2/2, Ground Survellience
Feb '67 - Jan '68
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Brig.Gen James Shelton wrote a book on that battle called "The Beast Was Out There". Maybe that will help you.
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Tom have You read the book "The Beast Was Out There"by James Shelton,good reading,highly recommend..It may help You with your book!!!!Good Lück...Noli Me Tangere
B 2/2 Inf, 3rd Plt, Track B 231
9 Dec 1967-10 Dec 1968
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I read two books on this battle.
"The Beast Was Out There" and "They Walked Into Sunshine" Neither of the books mentions the information I am trying to validate. This information was passed along n the evening briefings at 2/2 TOC on the 17th and 18th. I also read Stephen DeLacy's book and it mentions the same information I have in my book. Steve and I have exchanged a few emails but his info came from the same briefings. I am looking for someone who was on site and is willing to talk about what they saw. I also have a video in which members of the NVA battalion talk about going back into the battle site later that night to look for American survivors.
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Try contacting "Doc" Hinger. He contributed to GEN Shelton's book. http://www.facebook.com/tom.hinger