Vietnam War / An Khe / Hon Cong Mountain


ATTACKS on Camp Radcliff -- 1969  (incomplete)

March 5:  Mortar-attack...
 @ 2243,  60mm, approx 10 rounds.  1 Lt. US casualty,  No Damage
                                                                           (From HQ MACV Summary, March)

March 20Mortar-attack...  82mm, 60 rounds.  Lt Casualties and Damage.
                                                                           (From HQ MACV Summary, March)

March 20Sapper-attack...   Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Cpl. Terry Kawamura.  Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 173d Engineer Company, 173d Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Camp Radcliff, Republic of Vietnam, 20 March 1969. Entered service at: Oahu, Hawaii. Born. 10 December 1949, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Cpl. Kawamura distinguished himself by heroic action while serving as a member of the 173d Engineer Company. An enemy demolition team infiltrated the unit quarters area and opened fire with automatic weapons. Disregarding the intense fire, Cpl. Kawamura ran for his weapon. At that moment, a violent explosion tore a hole in the roof and stunned the occupants of the room. Cpl. Kawamura jumped to his feet, secured his weapon and, as he ran toward the door to return the enemy fire, he observed that another explosive charge had been thrown through the hole in the roof to the floor.
He immediately realized that 2 stunned fellow soldiers were in great peril and shouted a warning. Although in a position to escape,
Cpl. Kawamura unhesitatingly wheeled around and threw himself on the charge. In completely disregarding his safety, Cpl. Kawamura prevented serious injury or death to several members of his unit. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Cpl. Kawamura are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

Dec 13Mortar-attack...  82mm,  less than 10 rounds.  No  Damage.
                                                             (From HQ MACV Summary, December)



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