2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2021 12:03 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking records of 503rd Infantry Regiment

    Chris Parris Newbie

      I'm looking for any records related to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1967. Mainly after-action reports, summaries of missions, and decorations awarded to the paratroopers serving in Alpha Company. I'm really interested in the after-action reports about the Battle of the Slopes and the Battle of Hill 875 if they exist.

       

      For the past two years I've been working on a story about a veteran recounting his experiences during the Vietnam War while serving with Alpha Company from January 1967 to January 1968. I have read countless books, articles, and a lengthy report about the Battle of Hill 875 that was penned by the U.S. Army War College in the 1980s. I think there is an after-action report about the Battle of Hill 875. It's mentioned in Wounded Soldier. "In the official after-action report it says Spec. 4 John Steer became upset --- an understatement!" (Steer, 74)