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Old October 12th, 2005, 03:39 AM
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Pyros,

Here's what I could find about the leader names of 1/7, hope it helps:

1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry:
-LTC HAROLD G. MOORE, CO
-MAJ LEON J. McCALL, XO
-SGM BASIL PLUMLEY, Command Sergeant Major
-CPT JERRY E. WHITESIDE , Artillery FO
-1st LT CHARLES HASTINGS, Air Force FAC

Headquarters and Heaquarters Company:
-CPT THOMAS METSKER

Company A:
-CPT RAMON A. NADAL, CO
-1st LT JAMES L. LITTON, XO
1st Platoon:
-2d LT ROBERT E. TAFT
2d Platoon
-2d Lt. WALTER J. "JOE" MARM
3d Platoon
-2LT CHARLES ANDERSON

Company B:
-CPT JOHN D. HERREN, CO
-1st LT KENNETH E. DUNCAN, XO
1st Platoon:
-2d LT AL DEVNEY
2d Platoon
-2d LT HENRY HERRICK
3d Platoon
-2d LT DENNIS DEAL

Company C:
-CPT ROBERT H.EDWARDS
-1st LT JOHN W.ARRINGTON
1st Platoon:
-1st LT JAMES H. APPLEGATE
2d Platoon
-2d LT JOHN L. GEOGHEGAN
3d Platoon
-2d LT WILLIAM W. FRANKLIN

Company D:
-CPT LOUIS R. "RAY" LE FEBVRE
-1st LT JEFFREY H. WHITE
Mortar Platoon:
-1st LT RAUL E. REQUERA-TOBOADA
?

2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry:
-LTC ROBERT A. McDADE, CO

Company B:
-CPT MYRON DIDURYK, CO
-2d LT JAMES BELL, XO
1st Platoon:
-?
2d Platoon
-?
3d Platoon
-?

2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry:
-LTC ROBERT B TULLY, CO

Company C:
-CPT EDWARD A. BOYT, CO
1st Platoon:[/b]
-?
2d Platoon
-?
3d Platoon
-?
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Great

Btw, does anyone know what support elements had been used (from the NVA) during the LZ X-ray battle?

I would also like to inform you that I am in contact (emails) with a veteran of that battle: Russell L Ross
and the webmaster of the http://www.lzxray.com/ site and I wait a response from the agent of Lt Gen Harold G. Moore.

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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:10 PM
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IIRC: It was mortars and HMG's only in support
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:23 PM
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Hi Listy,

Do you know what quality and quantity of these mortars?
What about their location (arty park)?

What about NVA AA assets?

I know that a support formation of heavy mortars (120 mm) and some medium AA assets were on route to reinforce the LZ X-ray front, but I don't know if they participate in the LZ X-ray battle...

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p.s Is it an exaggeration if we get contact with the Vietnamish ministry of defense/ historical department?

p.s I know that Moore (in his book) has such details... does anyone has access to that book?
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Yes, I've got that book, thats where I think I remembered the mortars.
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Listy,

Please could you look your book in order to find valuable info?

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From LCol Moore's AAR they captured 82mm mortars, and he also states they used RPGs as "arty support".
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Found 'em!
Mortars:
At 1315 1st paltoon of Bravo Co, was hit my 60mm and 82mm mortar fire.
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Quote:
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2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry:
-LTC ROBERT A. McDADE, CO

Company B:
-CPT MYRON DIDURYK, CO
-2d LT JAMES BELL, XO
1st Platoon:
-?
2d Platoon
-?
3d Platoon
-?

One of the platoon leaders in Bravo Company 2/7 Cav was a former British soldier named Cyril R. "Rick" Rescorla who had volunteered for service in Vietnam. Previous combat experience from Africa. Rescorla died September 11, 2001 during the WTC attack. IIRC he is the soldier on the cover of the book by Hal Moore.

Additional stuff 2/7 CAV at the time of LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany.

Bn XO: Major Frank Henry
S3: Captain Jim Spires
Recon Platoon: Lt David 'Pat' Payne

Alpha Company
Captain Joel Sugdinis
XO 1Lt Larry Gwin
First Sergeant Frank Miller

1st Plt - SFC (Sergeant First Class?) James L. Fisher (Jack Hibbard sick)
2nd Plt - 2Lt Gordon Grove, Sergeant Charles L. Eshbach
3rd Plt - 2Lt William Sisson, Sergeant William L. Farrell aka 'Pappy'
Mortar Plt - Sergeant Harold L. Braden (Mike Mantegna sick).

Company C
Captain John 'Skip' Fesmire
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