Jack Smith, the famous ABC reporter, was a Private First Class (PFC) in C Company 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry and wrote his first person account of the action at LZ Albany.
It was published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1967 and is a chilling account of the events.
Click here to read the article hosted on vietnamwall.org.
Thanks to ABC News for the following biography.
An ABC News correspondent since 1976, and a Washington correspondent since 1980, Jack Smith contributes to World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline and other ABC NEWS programs. He has won one Emmy and has been nominated for two others.
For nine years, Smith was the principal correspondent for This Week with David Brinkley, filing background reports on the collapse of Communism, the Iran-Contra affair and two presidential elections.