Thomas Cecil VaughanSpecialist Four
A CO, 3RD BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
17 December 1946 - 19 February 1968
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REMEMBERED ACROSS THE YEARSA memorial from a comrade-in-arms,
Box 32, Klamath, California 95548
E-mail address is not available.
REMEMBEREDby another comrade-in-arms,
Darrell W. Anderson
21411 Midcrest Drive, Lake Forest, California 92630
A Note from The Virtual WallBefore dawn on 19 Feb 1968 an estimated Viet Cong battalion attacked the Province Headquarters in downtown Phan Thiet. A simultaneous attack was launched on the 44th ARVN Regiment facility located northeast of the Province Headquarters.
At 0915 hours, an intelligence report was received indicating that an estimated forty wounded enemy soldiers were being carried by laborers six kilometers west of the city. In response, Alpha Company, 3/506th Infantry, was sent from LZ Betty across the Ca Ty River to the north bank to conduct a sweep and secure the area.
Once across the river 1st Platoon A/3/506 made contact with an enemy force. Following air and artillery strikes on the enemy positions, A/3/506 moved forward and engaged an estimated reinforced company-size enemy force in well-concealed and reinforced bunkers. The 3rd Platoon bore the brunt of an attack from concealed positions, with eight men killed in action and 20 wounded:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Dec 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009