The Battle for Chu Moor Mountain

Vietnam, April 1968

by Fred Childs



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/04/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781524690700

About the Book

In April of 1968 in Kontum Province near the Cambodian border, the 1-22 Infantry fought a vicious battle with elements of the North Vietnamese Army. This became known as the Battle for Chu Moor Mountain. The combat was intense with the First Battalion attacking, the NVA counterattacking, and the First Battalion attacking again. The NVA employed mortars, B-40 rockets, snipers, and even flame throwers. Elements of the 1-14 Infantry, 1-12 Infantry, and 3-8 Infantry joined the battle when it became clear that 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. This is a compilation of firsthand stories from the brave troops of the Fourth Infantry Division who participated in that battle.

About the Author

Fred Childs was born in Pasadena, California. Fred was drafted and entered the US Army in February 1967. Basic training was at Ft. Ord California and Advanced Infantry Training at Ft. Polk Louisiana. He arrived in Pleiku Vietnam in July 1967 and was assigned to Charlie Company 1/22 4th Infantry Division. He was an infantryman with a MOS of 11Bravo. After being honorably discharged in January 1969 he attended College using the GI Bill and graduated summa cum laude with BS Degrees in Accounting and Management. Upon graduation Fred worked in public accounting and became a CPA. He gained further experience in banking, real estate property management, service industries, healthcare and finally as a consultant with an International Consulting Firm serving Fortune 50 and 500 companies. Fred attended his first reunion with Charlie Company in 2010. It was an enlightening experience connecting with his company buddies from 1967-1968. Based on those experiences he volunteered to complete unfinished manuscripts about the Battle For Chu Moor Mountain during April, 1968.