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Battle of Hamburger HillBATTLE OF DONG AP BIA - HILL 937 10 – 20 May 1969 By:……
Table of Contents•Reasons for Operations•Unites Involved•Responsibilities •May 10, 1969•May 11, 1969•May 12-13, 1969•May 15, 1969 •May 16, 1969•May 17, 1969•May 18, 1969•May 19, 1969•Images of The of Hamburger Hill•May 20, 1969•Map (Area of Operations)•An Unforgettable Battle
Reasons for OperationsThe 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division initiated Operation APACHE SNOW in coordination and cooperation with the 1st and 3rd Regiments of the 1st ARVN Division to block enemy escape into LAOS along Route 922 and to interdict Route 548; and to conduct RlF operations in the zone to destroy enemy forces and caches…. They thought it would only take hours; however, it took days.
UNITS INVOLVED•101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), commanded by Major General Melvin Zais. •3rd Brigade (commanded by Colonel Joseph Conmy) •3d Battalion, 187th Infantry (Lt. Col. Weldon Honeycutt)•2d Battalion, 501st Infantry (Lt. Col. Robert German)•1st Battalion, 506th Infantry (Lt. Col. John Bowers)•9th Marine Regiment•3d Squadron, 5th Cavalry •Two battalions of the ARVN 1st Infantry Division (the 2/1st and 4/1st) had been temporarily assigned to the 3d Brigade in support.