During the period 15 thru 16 April, 1971
Delta Company had 8 men killed in action
and 13 wounded, "in just 12 hours".
This page is dedicated to them.
D Company, 2nd. Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division,
was engaged in heavy action in and around the village of Nam Hoa, approximately 4 km SE of Fire Base Veghel, I Corps. While on routine patrol the Raiders were engaged by a large enemy force in a tunnel complex. During the first few minutes of the battle the Raiders found themselves cut-off and almost completely surrounded.
Attempts to reinforce the Raiders were thwarted by
heavy enemy fire which blanketed the area.
Although suffering heavy inital losses the "BULL DOG" attitude of the Raiders kept the entrenched enemy force from making a succesful assualt. Over the next 48 hrs.,
this, which was to be the last major battle for the unit, would also be one of their finest.
The enemy force suffered heavy losses and was finally forced to withdraw. Individual Valor on the part of the Raiders had once again made the difference between victory and defeat.
The performance of the Delta Raiders during this action reflects great credit and pride upon themselves, their family and the United States Army.
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