Dak To, Vietnam: As peace settles over Hill 875, weary GI’s of the 173rd Airborne rest amid the shattered trees on that dearly-bought piece of real estate in the highlands near Dak To. But it is the peace of death---158 men of the 173rd gave their lives in the furious fighting that ended in the capture of Hill 875 on Nov. 22. (UPI/Frank Johnson)
November 22, 1967 - Dak To, South Vietnam: Plasma is given to a wounded member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade on a ridge on Hill 875 November 21, 1967 as another member races into battle. U.S. paratroopers November 22, 1967 stormed up Hill 875 and smashed into the Communist hilltop fortress that kept them trapped for three days. They hurled grenades and fired flamethrowers into North Vietnamese bunkers still being bombarded by army artillery and jet planes splashing flaming napalm.
Companies B and C, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 1st Bde, 4th Infantry Division, assemble on top of Hill 742, located five miles northeast of Dak To, prior to moving out. A purple smoke grenade is ignited in the background to guide in a helicopter, November 14-17. 1967.
22 Nov 1967, Dak To, South Vietnam --- In Battle. Dak To, South Vietnam: A member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade crouches beside the body of a dead comrade and equipment left by wounded at the height of the battle on Hill 875. U.S. Army paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade began a final assault up the bloody slopes of Hill 875. ---
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