|ALPHA ORIGINALS NAM FACTS
The heaviest fighting in Vietnam was in 1968.
We lost 55 men the first year.
Our worst month, April 1968, 26 men died.
Our worst day, April 6, 1968, 14 men died.
Our 1st losses were due to friendly fire, December 29, 1967.
2LT Cappaert - Weapons Platoon
CPL Graham - Weapons Platoon
SGT Henderson - Weapons Platoon
PSGT Johnson - Weapons Platoon
Our 1st loss due to enemy fire was February 3, 1968.
SP4 Brandon - 1st Platoon
The 1st replacement to die was February 19, 1968
The last Fort Campbell Original killed was on November 4, 1968
Sadly, Alpha Company accounted for 38% of the total KIA's
confirmed by 2/501st the first year.
|Replacements who died after 1968
Carl Frances Arbogast
Donald June Corbett
Dennis Eugene Dawson
Robert Richard Malecki
William Wavid Poole, Jr.