Dennis Ross Paul IsomCaptain
A CO, 3RD BN, 8TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
05 April 1944 - 03 March 1969
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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Denny, I did not know you, but I know a lot of your friends from PMC.
Rest in peace, we who served and returned remember the others.
1LT Elmer Pence
A Note from The Virtual WallIn February 1969 the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, was directed to block and destroy NVA transportation routes in the Plei Trap Valley. The operation began on 1 March 1969 with a combat assault by A Company, 3/12 Infantry, into Landing Zone Swinger. After securing LZ Swinger for artillery emplacement A/1/12 and other 1st Brigade rifle companies spread out into the valley looking for NVA troops.
Late in the afternoon of 03 March, A Company, 3/8 Infantry, found them when they were engaged by enemy troops. The initial contact was heavy and the Artillery Forward Observer's RTO (PFC Santos) was killed in the first few minutes, reducing the effectiveness of artillery support. The contact rapidly degenerated into a violent up-close infantry fight. By the time the NVA were forced from their defensive positions Alpha 3/8th Infantry had lost twenty-one men:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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