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The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a of the Vietnam War that was fought by US troops alongs with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) against People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) spanning 10 days, May 10 through 20 May 1969 Operation Apache Snow.
In spite of the fact that Hill 937 was of minimal worth on the strategy side of things, Orders were to take it over by a frontal assault.
The real puzzler was once taken over by US forces they left it just days later. This made no sense to so many which caused uproar in both the American military and those back home.
The fight was an infantry commitment, with the U.S. Airborne soldiers climbing the steeply-slanted slope against very large numbers of dug in enemy troops. Assaults were over and again repulsed by the PAVN. Terrible climate impeded tasks.
After it was all said and done, the 101st, screaming eagle Airborne soldiers took Hill 937 through direct ambush.
There were immense casualties on both sides