101 airborne combat patch
ALPHA ORIGINALS
February 3, 1968
The following took place February 3, 1968.
The paratroopers in the chopper were from the 1st platoon.
James B.
Brandon was killed, the first soldier of A Company killed by enemy fire.
No one else was hurt, a few of us did get leeches from the wet rice patties.
When the Chinook took off every one was aboard except one soldier who was left behind.
He was rescued by another chopper.

Comments by: Floyd Turnley
"Screaming Eagle" newspaper account of February 3, 1968
Newspaper account of February 3, 1968
Eye witness account of February 3, 1968
Photo of downed Chinook chopper