I was in the 205th ordnance Plt. (Ammo) at AnKhe when the Battle took Place. We didn't know how bad the battle was but it seemed like the 7th cav. couldn't haul Ammo out fast enough. Helicopters trucks constantly hauling out Ammo for several days. My Co. was a 1st. Lt. then. 40 some yrs later he came to visit . we were both retired. He related a story to me about a 2nd Lt. from 7th Cav. came to our Ammo Supply Point and said to our CO. I need Ammo, Our CO. said what kinds of ammo do you need. The 2nd Lt. with tears in his eyes said I don't Know. Pete our Co said what type of weapons do you have? the 2nd Lt. told him and they got loaded up with ammo for the weapons they had. I know they were hauling 1,500 rounds of 105mm a day. This was the first time a lot of the 7th cav. troops had ever been in battle. some were draftees. After that battle The north Vietnamese and the United States both figured they could win the war.The rest is history. At that time we were the only ammo Personell In Vietnam. Semper Fi.
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