Bong Son
A-331
A-321, 1st SFGA
A-114, 1st SFGA

Bong Son

William H. Schulte, Sgt.
26L20
   


See Detachment A-114, 1st Special Forces Group
Bong Son, Vietnam 1965-66
For more information.

A-331 Bong Son (TDY) Binh Dinh Province Opened:27 Apr 65 12 Jun 67 closed; moved to Ha Tay *

* CMH Publication 90-23. Department of the Army. Washington, D.C. 1989 (First Printed, 1973); Appendix C

 

Detachment A-321, 1st SFGA

A-321 was commanded by Capt P. Davis during the period 27 April 1965 thru 22 October 1965. A-321 was located at Camp Bong Son, Binh Dinh Province, II CTZ. The mission of this detachment was three-fold, to serve as advisors to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Headquarters in Hoai Nhon District, to construct a new U.S. Special Forces camp at Bong Son, and to and to train and conduct operations with the RF/PF troops. A-321's activities were highlighted by an operation conducted on 18 June 1965. During the operation, Capt Davis, MSgt Waugh, SSgt. Morgan, SP4 Brown, and five PF platoons were pinned down by an estimated reinforced VC Company. Although the VC had superior forces and the tactical advantage, Capt Davis refused to allow them to break contact. This resulted in keeping the VC off balance and providing lucrative targets for RVNAF and USAF aircraft. Approximately 200 VC were killed by the combined ground/air action. Capt Davis was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his heroism during this engagement. On a later operation, SSgt Morgan was killed, increasing to 25 the number of personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) killed in action. (9)

A-114
'65 / '66
CO: Capt Snyder **

**  First Special Forces Group (Airborne) Annual Historical Summary: 1965. 
      TDY teams '64 and '65

 

 



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