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Giant Ant Hill - Vietnam War

Giant Ant Hill - Vietnam War American History Famous Historical Events Geography Social Studies Disasters

Ant hills can be so big in Vietnam that a man can hide behind one.  Such was the case during the Ia Drang Battle in late 1965.  As rifleman Jim Young remembers the events of November 17, 1965:

We got on line and we walked right into an enemy ambush. They were behind trees, anthills, and down on the ground. (Jim Young, quoted in We Were Soldiers, at page 264.)


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