The database page for Donald Ignatius Culshaw
Honoring your memory, for you made the supreme sacrifice on Dec 22 1968. Don, you are not forgotten nor shall you ever be. Rest well, Don, and rest assured that you are not forgotten.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn mid-December 1968 the 65th Engineers and the 4th Bn, 9th Infantry, began construction of what became known as "Fire Support Base MOLE CITY" - visitors were greeted by a sign that read "WELCOME TO MOLE CITY, The Sandbag Capitol of the World". The nickname, and the reason for it, was well-earned.
The new fire support base was only 5 kilometers from the Cambodian border, and apparently the VC and NVA took exception to the idea of having a US base quite so close to their sanctuary. On 22 December the base was attacked by elements of the 272nd VC Regiment and/or 207th NVA Regiment. In a vicious night fight the NVA/VC were forced to withdraw, leaving 103 bodies behind - but the fight cost 17 American dead and another 34 wounded. The dead were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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