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Steve DeLacy
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The First Division Year Book, Volume 1, gives reference to a "Major Battle" known as "Hoa Nhut." The year book says that this battle involved the 2nd/2nd, and took place on 11/06/1966, twenty miles north of Saigon.

I’ve googled "Hoa Nhut" in every way I could imagine, and I can’t find any reference on the internet to a Battle of Hoa Nhut.

Does anyone recall or have any information on this battle?

BCC
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Steve, I just googled and got this, which will show Hoa Nhut highlighted near the bottom.

http://74.125.95.104/search?q=cache:TMVyNEC7qIcJ:http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/vietnam/tactical/chapter12.htm+%22Hoa%2BNhut%22&hl=en&ct=clnk

Also, this is where it is.

Hoa Nhut hamlet, Tan Vinh Hiep commun, Dist. Tan Uyen, Binh Duong Province
Roger R Reynolds
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Danger Forward magazine (a quarterly publication of the 1st Infantry Division), Volume 1, Number 4, December 1967, pages 14-15; has an article on the battle of Hoa Nhut.  Part of Operation Lam Son II, the battle was fought 15-16 November 1966 when Company C, 2nd Battalion (mechanized), 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division was attacked in the village. The hard fought engagement resulted in 43 enemy KIA, 1 captured. US cultivates were 5 Killed, 23 wounded; including a tank and it's crew from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor.
Terry Skinner
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The battle did take place on 15-16 Nov 66. The tank you are talking about was bringing out ammo and was knocked out at a bridge.The XO for C 2/2 LT Joyce was killed in that tank. CO and First Sargent were both wounded and taken out by choppers.
S BAG
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I was with A Co we were pulled off line for a few I remember hearing  the turrent got blown off and a few got killed  I think A Co was back at PHO LOI
Larry G
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According to a resume’ of action report the tank in question was first hit in the front by an anti-tank round killing the driver. It was then hit by a second round in the turret. A photo of the tank can be found at the link below, the hole in the turret from the anti-tank round can be seem in the middle of the star. Scroll past the photo to read the description for the photo.  

http://www.34tharmorphotos.8m.com/rp2.htm

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