Chu Moor Project

First Edition:

Our book is a compilation of first-hand stories from the brave troops of the 4th Infantry Division who participated in the battle between April 22-30, 1968 in Kontum Province near the Cambodian border.

The Hard Copy is available online at Deeds Publishing.

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The Kindle eBook version of our book The Battle for Chu Moor Mountain is now available on Amazon.

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Also available for the iPad and Smartphone or PC with the FREE Kindle App from Amazon.

When available purchase the Hard Cover book and bring it to our next reunion where you can have it signed. Really, the author will be in attendance.

Second Edition:

Now in color with pictures, graphics, maps.

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Available at AuthorHouse

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PRELUDE

At 1602 hours, on 24 April 1968, the radio crackled out a message to the nearby fire support base, “D Company requests a basic load of ammo.” Eleven short minutes later, a more urgent message was sent, “D Company needs ammo ASAP!” In this short period of time, it had become quite evident that a large enemy force had been contacted and a battle of serious proportions was heating up. By late in the evening, ten U.S. Army soldiers had been reported wounded, a re-supply helicopter had been shot down, and D Company appeared to be surrounded by elements of the North Vietnamese Army’s (NVA) 66th Regiment. Within a week, scores more would be wounded and killed on both sides. D Company was part of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment (D/1/22), 4th Infantry Division, and was the Battalion’s lead unit as it first reached the summit of Chu Moor Mountain, located in the western Central Highlands in Vietnam.

Map RVN w Chu Moor Circle

 

Testimonials

“I know others who read the book are not affected like I am unless they were there.  I promise you that as I read the book my palms began to sweat.  I had listened to the radio exchanges for four or five days.  You could tell by the tone of the voices on the radio just how big the crisis was on the mountain.  Not to mention the number and frequency of artillery fire missions, helicopter gunship runs, and fixed wing bomb sorties that indicated the intensity of fighting.  When I got on the chopper to rejoin Charlie Company my mind raced with thoughts of, “What have I got myself into.”  I was scared!  Never before or since have I experienced that type of fear.  When I got on the ground my fears underestimated how dire the situation was.  The crisis, however, occupied my thoughts…too much to do to think about how dangerous the situation was.  I guess I was in shock after I went back to the firebase when C Company was relieved.  I don’t remember much.   As I read the book these were the thoughts/memories that came to mind.  I read the book cover-to-cover without putting it down.”

– Bud

“The approximately 100 page book is attractive with the cover depicting contour lines of the mountain. I received the books I ordered in a secured package and in a timely manner. The narrative includes a compilation of the soldier’s recollection of what they observed and experienced during the battle. To read about the bravery of the soldiers fighting to protect their fellow soldiers is quite admirable. The book is a significant contribution to the history of the Vietnam Conflict; I am recommending this book to those interested in first-hand account of the war!”

– Charlie

4 thoughts on “Chu Moor Project

  1. Bud, On the 22nd.of April their was a patrol sent out with Lt. Mckee ,Ronnie Colson his rto, ray (skip) Diepenbrock 4.2 rto, Lyn Shanado,4.2 fo, Tony Devito rifleman,Herbie Hammon rifleman kia, Rainer Ghunsch 60 gunner his assistant ? , Toby Van Skike rifleman,. Tony Devito is the one who pulled Herbie out of the ambush not Mckee.

  2. My brother refered to charlie 1 often after returning home from nom he was a door gunner on a huey can u tell me anything about that he passed with cancer several years ago.

  3. Rex,
    Can’t tell you anything specific. I can tell you that chopper pilots and crew were highly respected by those of us on the ground. There is no sound like the dull metallic thud of groundfire hitting a chopper. On Chu Moor Mountain, and many other occasions, choppers can in under fire time after time. Your brother was a hero. Bud Roach reg10bud@yahoo.com

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