From: Be'eri, Hadarom, Israel
Operation Happy Valley - Search and Clear
Beginning on October 6th the 2nd and 3rd Brigades of the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division are tasked with reestablishing Government of Vietnam (GVN) control over the Vinh Thanh Valley. The units involved in this search and clear operation are the 2nd Bde: 1/5 Cav Bn, 2/5 Cav Bn, 1/77 Artillery; 3rd Bde: 2/5 Cav Bn, 1/7 Cav Bn, 2/12 Cav Bn, and the 1/21 Artillery. After the Valley is cleared a new CIDG Camp will be constructed at Vinh Thanh. As the operation begins the 1st Cav Division units that helicopter in quickly encounter enemy units in town of Vinh Thanh they prepare for battle and call for artillery support and airstrikes on the enemy held town.
But when Territories are acquired in regions where there are differences in language, customs, and laws then great good fortune and much hard work are required to hold them.
-Machiavelli, Il Principe, Book III-