Brutal Hell on a Hilltop - LZ Peanuts Vietnam 1968

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While soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division rested in their bunkers after participating in one of the Vietnam War's largest offensives, the brunt force of North Vietnamese troops attacking them woke them up.


The men were protecting a hill known as Landing Zone Peanuts in support of troops that had just regained control of the nearby Khe Sanh base.


As dozens of American cavalrymen and their respective artillery units scrambled to find refuge amidst the relentless fire coming from all flanks, the battle quickly turned vicious.


The confrontation between the outnumbered American force and the specialized North Vietnamese unit known as sappers ultimately resulted in some of the most brutal fighting that air cavalry troops would ever see...


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Published 1 years ago

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While soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division rested in their bunkers after participating in one of the Vietnam War's largest offensives, the brunt force of North Vietnamese troops attacking them woke them up.


The men were protecting a hill known as Landing Zone Peanuts in support of troops that had just regained control of the nearby Khe Sanh base.


As dozens of American cavalrymen and their respective artillery units scrambled to find refuge amidst the relentless fire coming from all flanks, the battle quickly turned vicious.


The confrontation between the outnumbered American force and the specialized North Vietnamese unit known as sappers ultimately resulted in some of the most brutal fighting that air cavalry troops would ever see...


- As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Docs is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas. -

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