1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
Battle of Chu Moor Mountain
April 22 - 30 1968
Map of South Vietnam Corps Tactical Zones
Red dot marks the location of
Chu Moor Mountain,
This area was one of the main
Map copyright © C.D. Anderson 2008
Patrol grid map showing location of Chu
with position of LZ C-Rations also marked.
Map provided by Rainer Guensch, who served in D Co 1/22 Infantry 1968
During Operation Mac Arthur, for
approximately nine days in late April of 1968,
the 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry fought a vicious battle with
elements of the North Vietnamese Army on and around Chu Moor mountain.
The combat was intense, with 1st Battalion attacking, the NVA counter-attacking,
and 1st Battalion attacking again. The NVA employed mortars, B-40 rockets, snipers,
and even flame throwers.
1st Battalion utilized artillery, airstrikes, B-52 strikes and helicopter gunships.
Elements of the 1/14 Infantry, the 1/12th Infantry and the 3/8 Infantry
joined the battle, when it became clear the enemy was in force and had decided to stay.
After nearly seven days of heavy fighting, the NVA finally withdrew,
leaving the mountain in US hands.
Chu Moor, as seen from the Fire
Support Base at Chu Ya Bruh.
In the center of the picture, a gunship rolls in to attack.
Photo by Roger Salber
Graphic of the Battle of
From Sam Drake via Fred Childs
The Battle of Chu Moor Mountain:
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