That is what I thought phony! Operation Silver Bayonet was the U.S. operation in the valley near Chu Pong.Don't know anything about Operation Silver Bayonet. I'm free American having nothing to do with the democrat republian government. Arrived La drang valley March 17 1965 to built LZ for small aircraft & helicopters.
The LZ's had been in place for all most a month when you arrived. In fact the ellements of the 7th Cav at the LZ on the north side of the river were ambushed by the NVA on Nov 17th in "65"!
So please explain why you arrived to build LZ's for helos that already existed, and on the same day that one was ambushed?
Also I was hoping you would post the name of the river valley again. It is the "Ia" Drang Valley, not the "La" Drang.
I believe the term is BS!!