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In the News (Thu 24 Jul 14)

  
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Battle of Lang Vei by John A. Crash Deep in the reinforced concrete bunker that served as a tactical operations center, Capt. Frank C. Willoughby, a young Green Beret detachment commander, studied the acetate-covered operations map on the wall before him while he held a telephone to his ear.
Willoughby's Detachment A-101 at Lang Vei was one of nine CIDG operational camps active in the I Corps tactical zone.
As in the case of the previous Lang Vei Camp, the base would be defended by one-third of its strength while the other two-thirds operated in the tactical area of responsibility.
www.geocities.com /ripperbravo6/langvei.html   (10380 words)

  
 The fall of Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, February 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
During the Tet Offensive of 1968 SFOD-A 101's aggressive defense of the CIDG camp at Lang Vei, Republic of South Vietnam interdicted, disrupted, and attritted the 304th Regiment of General Vo Nguyen Giap's North Vietnamese Army.
Lang Vei's mission was surveillance of the Laotian border and the DMZ, as well as interdiction of enemy infiltration routes.
During this NVA buildup Lang Vei's CIDG patrols encountered such heavy contact with elements of the NVA 324B Division that by December the indigenous troopers refused to patrol outside the camp's perimeter.
www.gruntonline.com /TheWar/lang_vei.htm   (3051 words)

  
 Chapter 6: Battle of Lang Vei
The Lang Vei Special Forces Camp was south of Lang Vei Village, built along a stretch of Highway 9, a major east-west, all-weather road.
Under the control of the 5th Special Forces Group, the Lang Vei Camp had been conceived as a base from which to administer the local Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) program to train and equip locally recruited Vietnamese.
ous Lang Vei Camp, the base would be defended by one-third of its strength while the other two-thirds operated in the tactical area of responsibility.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/Vietnam/7-ff/Ch6.htm   (10326 words)

  
 Siege of Khe Sanh
The Lang Vei Special Forces Camp was located astride Route 9 some nine kilometers west of Khe Sanh Village.
As the Lang Vei battle progressed, the Marines were requested to implement their contingency plan to reinforce the Special Forces camp.
On the morning of 8 February some 3,000 refugees, including the Lang Vei survivors and Laotian 33d Battalion troops who had withdrawn from their attacked position on 23 January, appeared at the front gate of the Khe Sanh perimeter.
www.vietnam-war.info /battles/siege_of_khe_sanh.php   (1699 words)

  
 HOLT, JAMES WILLIAM
SYNOPSIS: In late December 1966, the Lang Vei Special Forces camp was established along Route 9, a mile and a half east of the Laotian border in the northwestern corner of Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
Also at Lang Vei were 14 LLDB, 161 mobile strike force, 282 CIDG (Bru and Vietnamese), 6 interpreters and 520 Laotian soldiers, plus a number of civilians.
On the other hand, if these men were not killed when Lang Vei was overrun, but merely unconscious, their fate, like that of other Americans who remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia could be quite different.
www.taskforceomegainc.org /H061.htm   (1540 words)

  
 Congressional Medal of Honor - Eugene Ashley, Jr.
Ashley was the senior special forces Advisor of a hastily organized assault force whose mission was to rescue entrapped U.S. special forces advisors at Camp Lang Vei.
His total disregard for his personal safety while exposed to enemy observation and automatic weapons fire was an inspiration to all men committed to the assault.
The resolute valor with which he led 5 gallant charges placed critical diversionary pressure on the attacking enemy and his valiant efforts carved a channel in the overpowering enemy forces and weapons positions through which the survivors of Camp Lang Vei eventually escaped to freedom.
www.aavw.org /served/homepage_ashley.html   (423 words)

  
 Caught in the Crossfire: Montagnard Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By the time I got to Lang Vei the dead had been buried and the survivors were rummaging through the wreckage trying to salvage what they could.
But the destruction of the Bru village at Lang Vei confirmed for me and for almost everyone else who heard about it that we were bombing not just military targets but also villages and hamlets.
Then in early 1968, VC and NVA units hit Lang Vei with nine Russian-made light tanks -- the first tanks to be used by the other side -- and wiped out the settlement again.
www.thehistorynet.com /vn/blmontagnardstories/index2.html   (1127 words)

  
 Remember MIA/POW'S
Willoughby was rebuilding and reinforcing the camp at the time, while soldiers and dependants from the Kha tribal 33rd Laotian Volunteer Battalion streamed into the camp after being overrun by NVA tanks across the border.
His arrival enabled the Lang Vei defenders to evacuate the area, many by Marine helicopters in the late afternoon.
They were witness to the excavation of the Lang Vei Battleground by a backhoe and a team of diggers and sifters.
www.angelfire.com /ks/SmewsPage/AdoptedSoldier2.html   (2067 words)

  
 Bio, Moreland, James L.
When Lang Vei was returned to friendly control, Moreland's body was not found.
On 23 FEB 68, SFC Gilbert Secor of the CandC detachment gave a sworn statement to a Board of Officers that the only body found at Lang Vei was that of SFC Eugene Ashley, still on the jeep, where he had been left in the haste to evacuate.
Because Moreland was mortally wounded and the others in their injured and exhausted condition would have had difficulty carrying him, the decision was made by all to leave Moreland in the bunker.
www.pownetwork.org /bios/m/m080.htm   (3927 words)

  
 James Leslie Moreland, MIA, Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lang Vei, west of Khe Sanh, near the Laotian border.
Further he states that a local resident was holding remains from a bunker at Lang Vei.
The Battle of Lang Vei by John Cash at the Army Center for Military History.
home.earthlink.net /~kg6arz/Moreland.html   (3521 words)

  
 This is ThirdMarines.net - Khe Sanh Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At 040330H, Lang Vei Special Forces Camp (XD 795360) came under mortar attack that lasted 1015 minutes followed by a ground attack through the village by an estimated enemy battalion.
After killing the guards, the enemy force which had broken through the wire by bangalore torpedoes under the leadership of the VC infiltrators inside the camp proceeded systematically to destroy the comm center, the command bunker and to eliminate the key personnel, including the CO and XO.
During the Lang Vei attack, the absence of unified command was painfully apparent.
www.thirdmarines.net /khe_sanh/4_may.asp   (1022 words)

  
 Bio, Hanna, Kenneth
In February 1968 Kenneth Hanna was weapons sergeant for Charlie Company, Detachment A-101 of the 5th Special Forces Group, based at the Lang Vei Special Forces camp near the Laos border.
According to an Army history of the battle, the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp was completed in September 1967, less than four months after a previous camp - 1,000 meters to the east - had been infiltrated by North Vietnamese soldiers.
Willoughby had designed and overseen the building of the Lang Vei Special Forces camp, and searchers hoped he would succeed where they had failed.
www.pownetwork.org /bios/h/h015.htm   (3969 words)

  
 Charles Lindewald, MSG, Army, La Porte IN, 24Jan74 38E005 - The Virtual Wall®
Lindewald, born July 30, 1938, was killed during the battle of Lang Vei, which took place during the Tet Offensive.
The Battle of Lang Vei is detailed in "Night of the Silver Stars" by William R. Phillips.
Charles Lindewald was one of ten Americans killed, captured, or missing after the fall of the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
www.virtualwall.org /dl/LindewaldCW01a.htm   (804 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Night of the Silver Stars: The Battle of Lang Vei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This book fortells of the horrors to come of the Marines at Khe Sanh and the courage of the Green Beret detachment stationed Lang Vei to defend their small outpost against overwhelming odds against the first armored assult against Americans in the war.
My outlook on not just the guys in spec ops but for all the grunts in the field is that they didnt fight for honor or country they fought for friendship and survival and that is one thing that truly speaks itself in this book.
Contrary to other readers I found the author erred by concentrating on one of the participants at Lang Vei, namely, Lt. Longgrear, who had come so lately to the camp and knew nothing of the background or of the Green Berets involved in the history of the camp.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1557506914   (548 words)

  
 Ed And Harvest Go To Vietnam
After a brief rest, we are back on the bus, heading towards Lang Vei.
In contrast with the reminder of war, we are also greeted by a billboard advertising Vietnam as "A Destination for the New Millennium".
We have some time to spend here in Lang Vei, so we take a walk through the nearby banana plantation.
home.earthlink.net /~mccb/dmz.html   (983 words)

  
 Daniel R. Phillips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Updated by the P.O.W. The Lang Vei Special Forces camp in the northwestern corner of South Vietnam along Route 9, a mile and a half from the Laotian border.had been established in late December 1966 as a result of the Special Forces Detachment A101 having been moved out of its former Khe Sanh location.
The Bru population was trapped between the US Special Forces Base at Lang Vei and Khe Sanh Combat Base.
On February 7, 1968, Lang Vei Special Forces Camp was overrun by Soviet PT-76 tanks and human wave assaults.
home.comcast.net /~bfmuldrake/drphillips.html   (3396 words)

  
 ClanBase - Battlefield Vietnam Conquest Cup
I think Quang Tri 68 should be our map, but we only played Lang Vei in cw against CDD at the end of august.
Lang Vei will be hard for us, we haven`t played it almost one month.
Yes, its very important match for us, we are trainin all the time, and we played some pcws.
www.clanbase.com /news_league.php?nid=143616&mid=0&lid=1614   (1221 words)

  
 Ashley Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Eugene Ashley, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, died at age 37 in the battle of Lang Vei in a war-torn and far-off place called Vietnam.
On February 6th, the North Vietnamese attacked Lang Vei where Ashley was stationed as senior advisor.
Five of the seven tanks were destroyed, and only two Americans were killed at Lang Vei.
www.nhcs.k12.nc.us /ashley/pages/ashley_biography.htm   (456 words)

  
 RELEASE 050124-02 / Green Beret's remains return home from Vietnam, almost 36 years later   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kenneth Hanna, a heavy weapons specialist with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), was killed at the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp in South Vietnam on Feb. 7, 1968.
His remains were found near Lang Vei and taken to a lab in Hawaii, where they were identified Sept. 8, 2004, through DNA analysis.
Lang Vei has been excavated and sifted, and no other missing Soldiers have been found there.
www.soc.mil /news/releases/05JAN/050124-02.htm   (460 words)

  
 Moonduster Chronicles, Official Newsletter of Operation Just Cause July 2001
The worst tragedies to befall the Special Forces in the Vietnam Conflict took place when the VC overran the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp.
The Lang Vei Special Forces camp in the northwestern corner of South Vietnam along Route 9, a mile and a half from the Laotian border had been established in late December 1966 as a result of the Special Forces Detachment A101 having been moved out of its former Khe Sanh location.
In late December 1966, the Lang Vei Special Forces camp was established along Route 9, a mile and a half east of the Laotian border in the northwestern corner of Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
www.ojc.org /NL/jul01/fpow.htm   (3708 words)

  
 The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901-1969 by Pete Daniel, ISBN 0252061462 And Night of the Silver Stars: ...
The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901-1969 by Pete Daniel, ISBN 0252061462 And Night of the Silver Stars: The Battle of Lang Vei by William R. Phillips, ISBN 1557506914
During the night of 6-7 February 1968, two dozen U.S. Army Green Berets and several hundred indigenous soldiers held off a numerically superior force of North Vietnamese tanks and infantry in one of the finest, most exciting examples of collective bravery, endurance, and will that any war has produced.
Here for the first time is the full account of that violent, deadly stand by Special Forces Team A-101 at the tiny compound of Lang Vei.
eastbaybears.com /shadowt.htm   (309 words)

  
 OPERATION: HAC BAO II Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Or eat their lunch at the base camps, i.e., Lang Vei or Khe Sahn.
The near by SF camp Lang Vei was subsequently overrun by NVA armor.
On any given weekend you can generate a fun Vietnam op among friends, but it is RARE to have the privilege and honor to have accomplished Vietnam veterans share their war experience with us.
www.oplionclaws.com /ophb/program.htm   (918 words)

  
 SIEGE
A dead-serious voice sounded in the Marine command bunker at Khe Sanh: "Spunky Hanson’s got gooks and tanks in the wire!" The U.S. Special Forces Camp at Lang Vei was under heavy attack.
After Lang Vei it became apparent with each succeeding night that a heavy ground attack on Khe Sanh was imminent.
Daily, enemy gunners fired artillery and rockets at all defensive positions; heavy enemy troop concentrations were detected all around the base.
www.willpete.com /siege.htm   (2767 words)

  
 Page3b
These paintings represent the time I spent as part of the I Corps Mike Force in 1966, and later, as Engineering Officer at the C-Team, 1967.
Among other responsibilities as Engineering Officer in mid-1967, I was responsible for the design and start of construction of the new Lang Vei camp, working with the A-Team there, and with the SeaBees assigned for construction.
Hopefully, these paintings and those of A-103 Gia Vuc, on the previous page, will convey something of what it was like there, in ways that photos never can.
www.homestead.com /virgilcarter/Page3b.html   (202 words)

  
 Visions of Vietnam - A Personal Perspective
This was taken in the Bru (believe that's correct) village of Lang Vei, west of Khe Sanh, late summer of 1966 while I was with HMM-161.
Sometime in early 1967, or close to, Lang Vei village which was a few miles west of Khe Sanh and near the Laos border was destroyed by US aircraft for one reason or another; never heard why, could have been an accident.
Around 2 AM, the night that Lang Vei was overrun (2/7/68), I found myself in a bit of a jam and Col. Lownds told me over the radio (PRC 25) that when (not if) I got back to the COC bunker he would give me one of his precious cigars.
www.popasmoke.com /visions/index.php?page=view&category=42   (2616 words)

  
 GAME WARDEN - CORONADO IX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to the feedback we received, the event was successful.
Therefore in July 2004 came Lang Vei - Khe Sanh.
Set within a real military training area, the event included also night scenarios, and the intense night fighting around Lang Vei forward base was proclaimed to be the most intense airsoft experience ever by several of the participants independently of each other.
events.omegablack.sk /history.html   (166 words)

  
 Bio of Moreland, James L.  All this for and for what?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
SYNOPSIS: The Lang Vei Special Forces camp in the northwestern corner of South Vietnam along Route 9, a mile and a half from the Laotian border.had been established in late December 1966 as a result of the Special Forces Detachment A101 having been moved out of its former Khe Sanh location.
"I regret that I cannot provide you the name and address of the individual who aided your son at Lang Vei.
However, the base camp was later retaken by our forces A complete search has been made of the ruins of the area, but no evidence of your son's fate or whereabouts has been found....
d21c.com /BobbieVee/James_bio.html   (2139 words)

  
 Visions of Vietnam - A Personal Perspective
OVER RUN on 7 FEB 68 Lang Vei Special Forces Camp MAP
7 February 1968 the NVA struck at the Special Forces camp at Lang Vei.
The defenders immediately responded with counter fire from the camp and requested supporting fire from the Khe Sanh Combat Base.
www.popasmoke.com /visions/image.php?source=2244   (151 words)

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