D-17 Cavalry 199th APC Hit By An RPG
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D-17 Calvary 199th APC (armored personnel carrier) hit by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) during Tet '68 north of Ho Nai village. For the next several days, all of the Brigade’s attached units were engaged in heavy combat across the Saigon/Long Binh/Bien Hoa area. As the 199th was the only major reaction force in and around Saigon during the first days of Tet, they were charged with clearing the infamous Cholon district of Saigon. The Redcatchers, mostly from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry, who were used to jungle fighting, became experts in urban warfare within minutes. This style of fighting quickly became similar in nature to what their fathers and uncles had to endure while clearing Germany in the closing months of World War II. Photo restored by Dan Fox.
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