1-506th newspaper clippings

July 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry

The Screaming Eagle
Vol. 1, No. 26 -- July 29, 1968

NOTE: on June 27, 1968, the 101st Airborne Division had been redesignated the 101st Air Cavalry Division. However, this terminology was withdrawn on August 26, 1968, and the new designation established as the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile).

Clippings and text from Jim Ayling (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968)

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3rd Bde Skirmish Kills 64
June 21, 1968: A Company had 4 killed and 5 wounded. C Company had 5 killed and 18 wounded.

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Tries New Methods

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No Time
1SG Hinsch had his watch shot off.

 
 

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Suicide Assault Falters
C Company operating at less than 100 men (I believe at 90). We had 6 killed and 38 wounded. Later a captured VC told that they had 3 companies wiped out, and they showed E Company a mass grave with 140 bodies. Scammon was Platoon Leader. I think Jim Nixon was Squad Leader at the time, and I was Fire Team Leader.

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Currahees Repel Assault, Kill 38 Off Highway 6A
June 30, 1968: Bunker right next to mine. Only 1 wounded in our company.
From Gene Overton (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968): A Company was hit really bad . . . this was the action for which Frank Herda (A Co, 1st BN, 1968) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.