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Ronnie Guyer Photo Collection Set 3
All photos copyright R. Guyer -reuse not permitted without permission

CSM Basil Plumley, 1/7 Cav, at PLEIKU Airstrip immediately after Victory at IA DRANG, and during the Battle at LZ ALBANY.
Victorious 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.
1st Cav. 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.
 
 
 

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