On April 10, 1970, Hill 927 was occupied by troopers of the
Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division. By July, the
activities of the artillery and infantry of Ripcord had caught the
attention of the NVA (North Vietnamese Army) and a long and deadly
siege ensued. Ripcord was the Screaming Eagles’ last chance to do
significant damage to the NVA in the A Shau Valley before the
division was withdrawn from Vietnam and returned to the United... more...