Today marks the anniversary that the 7th Cavalry Regiment, led by Retired Lt. Col. Hal Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumely, air assualted onto LZ X-Ray, which began the four day Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam. GARRYOWEN! FIRST TEAM!

 In the photo Bruce P. Crandall's UH-1 Huey helicopter and U.S. Air Cavalrymen under fire at LZ X-Ray. COL (R) Crandall would be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle.