The Nine Days of May 1967

The NVA made plans and tried to execute their plans to dissect Vietnam in half around Pleiku. They wanted to cut off all of our forces north of Pleiku from being resupplied. They tried and succeeded in cutting off the French in 1955 thus winning their war with the French. I saw this on the History Channel one day. Just a couple of weeks ago a man by the name of  Warren Wilkison contacted me by email. He is writing a book about the Involvement of 1/8, 3/8, and 3/12 Infantry units, in the action Known as “The Nine Days in May.” He has interviewed Many veterans from both the 1/8th, and the 2/12th, But is having difficulty finding enough to interview from the Dragoons 3/8th. This was a major battle in Vietnam, We won the Presidential Unit Citation. I gave Warren the full story of our “Battle of Plei Doch”! 

Click on this link to read the article in VFW magazine.   

 ‘Nine Days of May’  –  VFW Magazine

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. James
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 19:04:56

    My uncle was killed in this battle. His name was Clifford Johnson. My father is still trying to find out more about the events of this battle. If you could get back to me that would be great. My email is Thanks very much.


  2. Lisa Connell
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 21:53:01

    My Dad survived this battle and did not want us to read the article, but mentioned that he was 4th Infantry Division. Reading the article and all that was endured is absolutely horrific. He passed away Jan. 3rd, 2013.


    • John Keatts
      Nov 11, 2014 @ 03:14:19

      We honor your Father, Lisa. I am sorry that he camee to the end of his life so soon. Maybe it was for the best in the long run. I had the honor of serving with The 4th Infantry Division in Viet Nam. We had a great bunch of guys. Some did not make it back home alive. Most did and I for one feel very Fortunate to have made it.
      May God Bless You And Yours just as I Feel He Has Already Blessed Your Father.
      John Keatts.


  3. Johnny Wood
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 21:35:49

    I also served with The 4th Infantry Division in View Nam in 1966 and 1967. We were a bunch of draftees that turned into some pretty good fighting men. We were all brothers.


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