Chapter 3

In post-battle rundown, Meloy described action. Wounded, he stayed in field, at one point commanding 11 companies.

ON THE morning of November 1, Major Guy S. Meloy's Battalion (500-1200 men) was alerted due to enemy activity around Dau Tieng in War Zone C. Brigadier General Edward H. De Saussure of the 25th Infantry Division was in command of the operation. Even now operations were underway to extract as much rice as possible from a newly discovered cache. The encounter began at approximately 1100 hours (11am) when Company C (150 men), 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds), was helilifted into a landing zone (LZ) north-northwest of Tay Ninh.

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