8 troops killed, HOW?
From our source from inside the beltway. G
We had air support there, the base was at the bottom of a deep valley and the enemy lit a number of very smokey fires that obscured the battlefield. Since the fighting was danger close we could not engage.
There was an Apache that blew up a truck full of explosives. The other problem is that the enemy was stationed well above the valley floor on the mountainsides and fired RPG's at any air support or reinforcement. LZ was just too hot until dark.
Who picked this base?
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