With your help, we hope to provide some history about the Fire Support Bases that B, 1/7 Cav defended. Generally, these would be forward FSB's from which the Battalion opereated with artillery or at least mortars in support. No civilians associated. We will accept hostile action accounts that relate our sister companies as well. If you have partial data, we will hope that someone else can fill in later. Let's give it a shot. Hard calls are those that were important for Bn. Ops, but where Bravo might not have "defended", such as LZ Ranch in Cambodia, but for continuity, should be included.
Thanks to Chuck Dougherty ('67-'68) for suggesting this page.
Pre Jan '70 to about April '70
Co D took a heavy mortar attack, Spring of '70
About April '70 to Cambodia invasion about May 13
Co. D underwent a ground attack soon after construction, Co B took it down
Co. A took incoming mortars - date?
31 May 70 - about 30 Jun 70
Built by Bravo, took incoming mortars early on
Initial construction by Bravo
29 Jun 70 to early July 70
Bravo pulled out of Cambodia to this tiny LZ
On a mountain overlooking Bong Son plain. After the Mar. '67 battle of An Lao Valley, "B" Co. went to Laramie to rest and receive replacements as we took many casualties in AnLo. This was part of Operation Pershing. - Brian Kielpinski
Battle of Tam Ky - B. Kielpinski
Operation JEB STUART - Brian Kielpinski
Mid- July, '70 - Nov '70?
A pet monkey resided on this LZ for a while.
Sited to interdict the Serges Jungle Trail N-S through Binh Long
Quan Loi - Mike Pastella reports that originally this base was known as LZ Andy.
One or two days in July, 1970
Charlie walked about 5 mortar rounds toward the LZ. Maybe two impacted inside with some wounded.
Info from Charles Hackenmiller
Delta mortared here, too.
Some say yes, some say no, but it was named after SFC William Furr who
was killed in action 09-Apr-71 while with A, 1/7, but formerly served with B, 1/7.