Saturday and I have decided to try and post a bit of American history of the Vietnam War…..as the years go back fewer and fewer of us veterans remain…and since not many people want to recall our disastrous war someone has got to step up and see that we are NOT forgotten.
Ever heard of the USS Mayaguez?
It was a battle fought in Cambodia in 1975…..
The battle on Koh Tang occurred on May 15, 1975, three days into what would later be called the “Mayaguez Incident,” after communist guerrillas from the Khmer Rouge seized the American merchant vessel, the SS Mayaguez. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines were sent from Okinawa, Japan, for a rescue mission.
Four U.S. helicopters were shot down and five more were damaged, with more than a dozen killed in the initial assault. In all, 230 Marines and airmen were involved in the operation on the east and west beaches during the 14-hour battle against a much larger and more disciplined force than poor intelligence told them to anticipate.
This incident happen 38 years ago on the 15th of May 1975……many Americans have NO idea of this incident and now I want all to know of the fallen comrades that have been forgotten for so many years.