Battle of Hamburger Hill. US losses during the 10 day battle totaled 72 KIA and 372 WIA. Five infantry battalions and ten batteries were involved. The US Air Force flew 272 missions and expended more than 500 tons of ordinance.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne touching down on the ground from a Huey during the Battle of Hamburger Hill during the Vietnam War. Also known as Hill 937, it had little (if any) strategic use for US forces. Nevertheless between May 10th-20th of 1969 U.S. troops faced hard fighting, weather, and friendly fire to eventually gain control of the hill at the cost of 72 KIA and nearly 400 WIA. Two weeks later US forces abandoned it.