±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 214
Total: 214
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Home
08: CPGlang
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: CPGlang
14: CPGlang
15: Home
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: News
21: News Archive
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: CPGlang
25: Community Forums
26: Home
27: Downloads
28: Home
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: CPGlang
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Member Screenshots
37: Home
38: CPGlang
39: News Archive
40: Home
41: Downloads
42: CPGlang
43: Community Forums
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: CPGlang
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Downloads
50: Home
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Your Account
55: CPGlang
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Home
60: Home
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: Home
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: CPGlang
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Home
76: News Archive
77: Home
78: Home
79: Downloads
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: CPGlang
84: Home
85: Photo Gallery
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Photo Gallery
89: Home
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: CPGlang
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Home
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Home
99: Home
100: Home
101: Photo Gallery
102: Home
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: CPGlang
107: Community Forums
108: CPGlang
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Home
113: Home
114: Photo Gallery
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: CPGlang
118: Community Forums
119: CPGlang
120: Community Forums
121: News Archive
122: Home
123: Home
124: Downloads
125: Home
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: News Archive
129: Community Forums
130: Home
131: Community Forums
132: Community Forums
133: CPGlang
134: CPGlang
135: Home
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: Home
139: Community Forums
140: Home
141: Home
142: Community Forums
143: Community Forums
144: Home
145: CPGlang
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: Member Screenshots
149: Home
150: Your Account
151: CPGlang
152: Community Forums
153: Community Forums
154: CPGlang
155: CPGlang
156: Community Forums
157: News Archive
158: Home
159: Home
160: Community Forums
161: Community Forums
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: Photo Gallery
165: CPGlang
166: CPGlang
167: Community Forums
168: Community Forums
169: Home
170: Community Forums
171: Community Forums
172: Photo Gallery
173: Community Forums
174: Photo Gallery
175: Community Forums
176: Community Forums
177: Home
178: Community Forums
179: Community Forums
180: Community Forums
181: Community Forums
182: Home
183: Home
184: Home
185: Community Forums
186: Home
187: Home
188: Downloads
189: Community Forums
190: Community Forums
191: Photo Gallery
192: Home
193: Home
194: Community Forums
195: Home
196: Home
197: Home
198: Community Forums
199: Community Forums
200: Community Forums
201: Home
202: Home
203: Photo Gallery
204: Home
205: Home
206: Statistics
207: Member Screenshots
208: Home
209: Community Forums
210: Home
211: Community Forums
212: Home
213: Home
214: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:10 am
Post subject: Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting

blogs.denverpost.com/c...-saigon-2/

_________________
The only good skwerril is a dead un
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4678
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:24 am
Post subject: Re: Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting

See especially pic 15. The Battle of Dong Xoai was the first major overrun of a Special Forces camp preceding Lang Vei and Pleiku as well as the battle of the Ia Drang. Picture is taken June 15. In less than 24 hours on June 9-10, the unprecedented assault by ~1,000 VC hit the camp with high angle artillery, rockets, recoiless rifles and pole charges. Of the nine Special Forces troops present from A-Team Detachment A-342, three would receive Silver Stars, Three DSC's, all would be Purple Hearts and three would be KIA's. There were two MOH's awarded, one to the XO who assumed command from the CO after he was grievously wounded and one to the first Navy man in VN and only Seabee ever to be so awarded. The XO survived, the Seabee was posthumous. Hundred of VC, CIDG, Cambodes and other troops died in the event.

The A Team detachment CO was later my squadron CO in 2/11 ACR and since our becoming good friends, he is very interesting to talk to, as you might imagine.

Noted Graphic Novelist Joe Kubert has produced a major work based on this battle and is now available. In the graphic novel, some names are changed, but the authentic memoir at the back of the book will tell you who was who. Col. Stokes generously shared a copy with me and I can highly recommend as the memoir part was originally a "within unit" remembrance of the event by the six survivors of the team.

Can get an idea of it here....


www.comicbookresources...p;id=26087


and buy it here:

www.amazon.com/Dong-Xo...1401221424


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:31 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:30 am
Post subject: Re: Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting

I would imagine the conversations must be compelling

_________________
The only good skwerril is a dead un
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4678
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting

- piney
I would imagine the conversations must be compelling


The battlefield photographs taken after the recapture are compelling as well. Not unlike some you've probably seen of Civil War battlefields.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
L.Delsing
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:47 pm
Post subject: Re: Doug, you and a few others may find this interesting

Impressive pictures, very good quality.

Also the pictures ''on-war-seven-years-of-war-in-iraq'' are impressive. Especially picture no.4 is very recognisable.

Regards,
Lesley
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum