OPERATION CORONADO VIII

Black Knights

October 5-7 1967 –“OPERATION CORONADO VIII”

 

-near Bearcat, III Corps -

 

Serving the 9th Division in this operation the "Top Tigers" made 6 lifts and found the Viet Cong. The Mustangs killed 9 themselves.

Two UH-1C and one UH-ID took rounds. 6 Oct. The 68th continued with the 9th Division; 5 Viet Cong were killed. The flight ran into heavy fire and had two aircraft hit by enemy fire. Four medical evacuations were made under heavy fire and adverse conditions. 7 Oct. “OPERATION CORONADO” continued and the Viet Cong were receiving a bitter defeat.

Three more medical evacuations were made under adverse conditions. The 68th helped greatly to make this battle one of the most successful in the Delta region.