Ronnie Guyer Photo
Collection Set 3
All photos copyright R.
Guyer -reuse not permitted without permission
Basil Plumley, 1/7 Cav, at PLEIKU Airstrip immediately after
Victory at IA DRANG, and during the Battle at LZ ALBANY.
Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore at PLEIKU Airstrip reading
Congratulatory Telegram from Commanding General William
Westmoreland who immediately followed him on top of this Jeep to
personally salute the members of the 1/7 Cav for their
"Outstanding Victory" at IA DRANG.
Div. Commanding General Harry W.O. Kinnard welcoming the 1/7th
Cav back to Home Base at An Khe. A smiling Lt. Col. Harold G.
Moore is in the middle.
Caption and explanation courtesy of Steve Hansen:
The officer to the right of Lt Col Moore is 1st Lt James L.
(Larry) Litton, XO of D 1/7 Cav. In the Ia Drang he assumed
command of D 1/7 when Capt Ray Lefebvre was wounded and
evacuated. The officer in the right foreground with his back to
the camera is Capt Richard Merchant who took command of D 1/7
after the battle. The NCO in the left foreground with his back
to the camera is 1st Sgt Warren Adams, D 1/7.
The first two
Communist North Vietnamese Regular POW's of the Battle of IA DRANG fresh from LZ X-RAY are escorted from Helicopter to
Helicopter at LZ FALCON by members of the HHC, 1/7 Cav.
Associated Press Photographer is running to the right to get in
front of them to take the picture that is in 'WE WERE SOLDIERS
ONCE....AND YOUNG.' Shadow of me taking this picture is at lower
left. I consider this Picture one of the best. Notice M-16 POW
wounded knee on one of the POW's in the middle of the picture.