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Company Daily Records (not recommended for PTSD patients or under 17.) 


Louis Castillio Medic 1966



Hello, My name is Charles Nordan. I was a medic with A company 1/5th in 1966. I had a buddy that was a medic with C company 1/5th. He was KIA in 1966 near the Ia Drang. This was not the famous Ia Drang encounter of 1965 but happened a year later.
The way I heard it was Charlie company was chasing four or five NVA and ran into an ambush. The company was over runed by about a battalion sized unit of NVA and there were many casualties. My company heard the call for assistance but could not get to the area in time. I lost my friend Louis Castillio during that battle. It was a terrible day that I will never forget. We had to put the bodies in a net and throw their equipment on top of them. I have never forgotten that, because it, somehow seemed disrespectful to throw the equipment on top of those brave men.

Thanks and welcome home.

"Doc" Nordan

IF anyone can clarify the way charlies heard whether it be true or false, we would love to hear from you.



The links below do not show the daily records, however "some" of the information is pulled from them.

June '67
July '67 
August '67
September '67 
October '67
November '67
January '68
February '68
March '68
April '68
May '68
June '68
August '68
September '68
October '68
November '68
December '68

This page is dedicated to those men that served with Company  C, 1st Battlion, 5th Cavalry and especially those who lost there lives.

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