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Six brigade-size U.S. Army maneuver units conducted a large-scale "search and destroy" operation in the "Iron Triangle," a Viet Cong (VC) stronghold northwest of Saigon.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC @USArmy @TRADOC
The target area including training, supply and staging areas for a VC main force division and several local force battalions, plus regional military and political command and control, communications and support units and facilities.

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After surrounding the area and establishing blocking positions, U.S. forces swept through while South Vietnamese military and police forces evacuated the civilian population from the war zone.

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Today we celebrate the Airborne #Soldiers that love their knees in the breeze on #NationalAirborneDay.

What better way to celebrate than a history thread on U.S. #Paratroopers.

Let's Begin.
In 1940, a test platoon from @FortBenning's @29thID Regiment executes the #USArmy's first airborne training jump less than 45 days after airborne was formed.

The U.S. joined several world powers who had also developed the capability after World War I.

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In November 1942, the U.S. carried out its first major #airborne assault of World War II during the largely-amphibious invasion of North Africa, Operation Torch​.

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