49 Years Ago Today

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49 Years Ago Today

Postby Moring » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:26 am

49 years ago today, September,19, 1967 the Second Battalion Ninth Marines were called upon to reinforce the Con Thien Outpost on the DMZ against an expected all out attack by the NVA. 2/9 moved into a small area just South of Con Thien, and for the next nine days were under one of the most devastating artillery, rocket, and mortar barrages of the War. After Nine days of pure Hell, the Battalion was relieved, and returned to Dong Ha. The expected attack on Con Thien by the NVA had failed. Later, 2/9 was awarded a Meritorious Navy Unit Citation for its actions at Con Thien.
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