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Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords
Posted by: Varangian (IP Logged)
Date: August 20, 2010 06:14AM

There were many witnesses.

On 25 January 1969 in Phu My village, a ground unit sustained casualties from a NVA bunker complex. Cozzalio destroyed the main bunker with minigun fire and hand grenades dropped as he flew 10' over the bunker, then he landed and briefed the ground commander on the least-defended path through the bunker complex.

The unit advanced until they hit another bunker, and Cozzalio became frustrated over their refusal to advance on what he knew to be a lightly-defended position. So he landed his OH-6 on top of it, drew his saber and .357 pistol, and cleared the bunker.

When the OH-6 ran low on fuel, he traded it for a Cobra and continued to support the infantry advance.

He was awarded the DSC for his actions that day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2010 06:16AM by Varangian.



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  1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 2059 riversidetom 07/19/2010 01:26PM
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  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1139 C.W. Howard 07/19/2010 03:11PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1139 Varangian 08/17/2010 05:50AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1106 bill curtis 08/17/2010 08:27AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1082 Varangian 08/17/2010 11:48AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 983 C.W. Howard 08/17/2010 12:25PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1203 McCord 08/18/2010 07:33PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1012 C.W. Howard 08/18/2010 09:45PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1266 Varangian 08/19/2010 05:32AM
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  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1018 Varangian 08/20/2010 06:14AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 950 McCord 08/19/2010 08:45AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 933 Varangian 08/20/2010 05:50AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 944 C.W. Howard 08/20/2010 08:12AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1002 Varangian 08/20/2010 11:21AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 940 Randy K. 08/20/2010 12:47PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 950 Varangian 08/20/2010 01:12PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 967 pikeman 08/21/2010 06:35PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1050 C.W. Howard 08/22/2010 11:34AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1554 Paledog326 07/22/2010 10:56AM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1247 McCord 07/22/2010 08:13PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 948 steg 07/22/2010 09:51PM
  Re: 1860 - 1865 Cavalry swords 1029 C.W. Howard 07/23/2010 06:34AM
  Re: Thanks, 1860 - 1865 swords 983 riversidetom 08/02/2010 01:48AM
  Re: Thanks, 1860 - 1865 swords 951 C Worman 08/28/2010 04:16AM


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