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.