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Edit This article does not contain any citations or references. Please improve this article by adding a reference. For information about how to add references, see Template: At about on the morning of 8 November C Company began a move northwest toward Hill 65, while B Company moved northeast toward Hill Shortly beforeC Company was engaged by a sizeable enemy force well dug in to the southern face of Hill 65, armed with machine guns and shotguns.
AtB Company was directed to wheel in place and proceed toward Hill 65 with the intention of relieving C Company, often relying on their bayonets to repel daring close range attacks by small bands of masked Viet Cong fighters.
B Company reached the foot of Hill 65 at about and moved up the hill. It became Rooster and the vietnam war that there was a large enemy force in place on the hill, C Company was getting hammered, and by chance, B Company was forcing the enemy's right flank.
Under pressure from B Company's flanking attack the enemy force—most of a People's Liberation Armed Forces Viet Cong regiment—moved to the northwest, whereupon the B Company commander called in air and special napalm tipped it's doubtful there were any napalm artillery shells, perhaps they mean white phosphorus shells artillery fire on the retreating rebels.
The shells scorched the foliage and caught many rebel fighters ablaze, exploding their ammunition and grenades they carried.
B Company halted in place in an effort to locate and consolidate with C Company's platoons, managing to establish a coherent defensive line running around the hilltop from southeast to northwest, but with little cover on the southern side. Meanwhile, the PLAF commander realised that his best chance was to close with the US forces so that the rd's air and artillery fire could not be effectively employed.
PLAF troops attempted to out-flank the US position atop the hill from both the east and the southwest, moving his troops closer to the Americans. The result was shoulder-to-shoulder attacks up the hillside, hand-to-hand fighting, and isolation of parts of B and C Companies but the Americans held against two such attacks.
Although the fighting continued after the second massed attack, it reduced in intensity as the PLAF troops again attempted to disengage and withdraw, scattering into the jungle to throw off the trail of pursuing US snipers. By late afternoon it seemed that contact had been broken off, allowing the two companies to prepare a night defensive position while collecting their dead and wounded in the center of the position.
Although a few of the most seriously wounded were extracted by USAF helicopters using Stokes littersthe triple-canopy jungle prevented the majority from being evacuated until the morning of 9 November. Operation Hump is memorialised in a song by Big and Rich named 8 November. The introduction, as read by Kris Kristoffersonis: Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day.
Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joela medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Medal of Honor for saving so many lives in the midst of battle that day. Our friend, Niles Harris, retired 25 years United States Army, the guy who gave Big Kenny his top hat, was one of the wounded who lived.
This song is his story. Caught in the action of kill or be killed, greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for a friend.May 09, · Best Answer: I've heard two stories, the first one is that Rooster was a nickname for Jerry's dad, the second is that the patch that the military wore had the emblem of an eagle, but to the Vietnamese the emblem looked like a rooster, therefore they Status: Resolved.
7 Rooster - Alice In Chains. The haunting voice of Layne Staley, the heavy guitar of Jerry Cantrell, the chilling melody of this song describe with accuracy (as well as shown in the clip) the daily horror of war (the Vietnam War in this case), and the consequences that it can have on the soldiers.
The Vietnam War Of all of the wars fought by the United States, the Vietnam War was by far the most controversial. After the defeat of French forces, Vietnam was divided into two sections: North Vietnam, and South Vietnam.
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