In Honor Of The Fallen. May 6th, 2020

Neil Hannan in Vietnam with his family. (Photo, Neil Hannan) Neil Hannan of Kenny Lake has embarked on a major effort to help poor rural...

Neil Hannan in Vietnam with his family. (Photo, Neil Hannan)
Neil Hannan of Kenny Lake has embarked on a major effort to help poor rural people in Vietnam (which we have been chronicling in the Copper River Country Journal.) Every May 6th, though, Neil commemorates a terrible day in Vietnam, over 50 years ago. 

This year Neil wrote:

This is always a somber day for me. I don't know how any of us made it out that day. I handled all the dead.   Neil
๐— ๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿฒ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿด
๐—ก๐—›๐—œ ๐—›๐—” ๐——๐— ๐—ญ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ก๐—”๐— 
๐—–๐—ผ ๐—” ๐Ÿฏ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†

2nd & 3rd platoons, about 60 men, battle entrenched 300-man North Vietnamese battalion. 12 Americans killed, 1 captured. 52 years ago today, but I recall it like yesterday.
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