Hill 55

Hill 55

Hill 55 was a hill in Vietnam that was used during the Vietnam war as a base of operations for the United States Marine Corps. It has been described as "the most notorious area in ICorps." [ [http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/vietnam.txt] 1st paragraph of section 2, "Mines and Men". Accessed on 19 June 2008. ] In the Indochina War, two battalions of the French forces were wiped out on Hill 55. [ [http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/vietnam.txt "Small Unit Action in Vietnam Summer 1966"] History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps Retrieved June 14, 2008] Famous Marine sniper Major Jim Land operated a sniper school on the hill. [ [http://afsf.lackland.af.mil/Organization/AFSFC/SFW/CPEC_Officer.pdf "SHARPSHOOTER EMPLOYMENT OFFICER"] Retrieved June 14, 2008.] Hill 55 was near Danang. [ [http://www.defendamerica.mil/profiles/june2003/pr060203a.html "U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Cierley: Bulk Fueler Brings Bulk of Experience to Iraq"] DefendAmerica News - Profile Article Retrieved June 14, 2005] The 1st Battalion placed a 105 mm artillery battery there. [ [http://ehistory.osu.edu/vietnam/books/vietnamization/0299.cfm "CHAPTER 17 Artillery and Reconnaissance Artillery Operations, 1910-1971—Reconnaissance Operations, 1970-1971 Artillery Operations, 1970-1971"] Retrieved June 14, 2008.]

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* [http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/vietnam.txt "Small Unit Action in Vietnam Summer 1966"] History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps (U.S. Marine Corps source)
* [http://afsf.lackland.af.mil/Organization/AFSFC/SFW/CPEC_Officer.pdf "SHARPSHOOTER EMPLOYMENT OFFICER"] (U.S. Air Force source)
* [http://www.defendamerica.mil/profiles/june2003/pr060203a.html "U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Cierley: Bulk Fueler Brings Bulk of Experience to Iraq"] DefendAmerica News - Profile Article (U.S. military source)
* [http://ehistory.osu.edu/vietnam/books/vietnamization/0299.cfm "CHAPTER 17 Artillery and Reconnaissance Artillery Operations, 1910-1971—Reconnaissance Operations, 1970-1971 Artillery Operations, 1970-1971"] (Oklahoma State University)
* [http://www.historynet.com/operation-meade-river-marine-search-and-destroy-cordon-of-the-vietnam-war.htm Operation Meade River: Marine Search-and-Destroy Cordon of the Vietnam War » HistoryNet - From the Worlds Largest History Magazine Publisher]
* [http://www-tech.mit.edu/V113/N57/memorial.57w.html "Vietnam Women's Memorial Dedicated before 25,000 - The Tech"] ("The Tech" at MIT)


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