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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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IIRC: It was mortars and HMG's only in support
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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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OK post a list, of what you want.

BTW: the list of battles and stuff i posted else where was taken from that book.
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As boonierat and Touchard Laurent have already started to post:

1. Formations (platoons) with names of the leaders
2. Equipment and quality of these platoons (both US and NVA/VC)
3. Any close map with deployment of locations (I already have several)
4. Anything good on the time allocation, quality and quantity of arty & air support for both US and NVA.
5. An estimation on the experience level of the various units (modified custom experience level)
6. What is the armament of these units?

I know this already too much to ask...

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From what I remember (As Like A true Idiot, I left the book at home, when meaning to bring it to work with me).

1. Formations (platoons) with names of the leaders
already done up above?

2. Equipment and quality of these platoons (both US and NVA/VC)
He only gives his forces equipment list. and it's different the to the AirCav formation in the OOB. M79 and M60 in each squad, no separate HW section, and no LAW's.

3. Any close map with deployment of locations (I already have several)

4. Anything good on the time allocation, quality and quantity of arty & air support for both US and NVA.

The US Stuff was Very good, apart from the one mis-aimed Napalm strike. One Quote I do remember is Something like "...At any point we could look out into the Bush and see a constant stream of exploding Bombs and arty not more than 50 yards away..."

So I would whack the arty's and air support EXP levels up alot so they're right on the money. apart from One Napalm armed plane who drops in the wrong place.

5. An estimation on the experience level of the various units (modified custom experience level)
Well the US forces normally managed to keep a constant stream of fire going out, and seemed quite good, their morale was good as well, even when they lost their officers they hung on fighting.

The NVA I can only guess at. Their discipline was Very good, being able to move quitely into position, then hold on until the order to attack was given.

6. What is the armament of these units?
Ask General Han, I've only read the US side of things, however there is a part where Hal Moore talks about force compositions...
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Ask General Han, I've only read the US side of things, however there is a part where Hal Moore talks about force compositions...
to be honest, I am considering to ask for their point of view...

david, thanks for the prompt response.
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