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Keith Nightingale | 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

6:29   |   Lam Son 719 was a huge operation meant to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail by pushing into Laos. The ground forces were all Vietnamese with air support from the Americans. Keith Nightingale's company was responsible for security at the closest landing zone to the border and it became a scene of chaos as the operation turned into a rout.

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