Vietnam was a savage, in your face war where death could and did
strike from anywhere with absolutely no warning.The brave young men who fought that war paid an awful price of blood, pain and suffering. As it is said:|
The Vietnam war was not lost on the battlefield. No American force in ANY other conflict fought with more determination or sheer courage than the Vietnam Veteran.
For the first time in our history America sent it's young men and women into a war run by inept politicians who had no grasp of military strategies and no moral will to win. It can be debated that we should never have fought that war. It can also be argued that the young Americans who fought so courageously, never losing a single major battle, helped in a huge way to WIN THE COLD WAR.
This site is dedicated to those brave men and women, living and dead, who did their duty to the fullest in war of attrition we were not ALLOWED to win. We never ran, never abandoned our wounded, never stopped loving America even when America abandoned us ... and still abandons our POW/MIA's.
Mark Austin (center) A Co 2nd Bat, passed away February 2000. Mark, a Silver Star for valor recipient, will be sorely missed by all who were priviledged to have known him. With heavy hearts we wish his wife and children well and swear to our Airborne God... "Mark, we will never forget you brother!" Photo taken at 173d Airborne reunion at Ft. Bragg, 1999, Mark is flanked by Ken Baker (left) who served with Australian unit as a medic and Tim Hammer, A Co 4th Bat (a Hill 875 survivor)
History of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam(More Soon!)
2nd Platoon A Company 4/503rd 173d Airborne Brigade
Kilo Valley Summer of 1968
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Born on: January 25, 1999