View Full Version : Tube alert, A-244 Tank Battle

10-02-2009, 14:20
Taken from http://professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=132970&highlight=a-244#post132970

snipped regarding A-246

...A couple of months later tanks hit the camp, but were stopped by the mine field I had put in without permission. There was talk of courts-martial until the 5th Group realized that they had gotten credit for killing a PT-76 and no one wanted to admit that some no-necked CPT did not have persmission to do something that should have been authorized in the first place.

The Military Channel has an episode on this battle that just aired and will be shown again on 10/14/09. Only caught that last parts.. The show seems oriented towards the overall battle and an armor emphasis. SF is represented by one of the commentators.

Battlefield Diaries
Tank Battle Vietnam
TV-14 (V), CC

It is the first and only tank battle of the Vietnam War. On March 3, 1969, North Vietnamese armor and infantry unleash a surprise attack on a remote US Special Forces Camp near the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Team Sergeant
10-02-2009, 16:44

Contact the producer and send him the Col's comments concerning the battle.....;)

Team Sergeant

10-03-2009, 12:56
Contacted the Military Channel, but was unable to track down Brian Leonard's information. The show origianlly aired 2006ish, so not much hope of anything happening. At least the Col.'s story was spread in one more channel.

An excerpt from Armor Magazine 1970 can be found here:

Also: http://www.flyarmy.org/panel/battle/69030320.HTM