This Day in History
Machine Gunner in Foxhole

First Major Engagement in Vietnam
November 14, 1965

On this day in 1965, during the Vietnam War, the 3rd Brigade,1st Cavalry Division engages the North Vietnamese Army in combat in the Ia Drang Valley. The battle lasts three days and marks the first major engagement between the North Vietnamese and United States Army regular forces.

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