November 1968 [Inclusive Dates: 11/1/1968 - 11/4/1968]
Michael Sheets Collection
Lt. Micheal A. Sheets, Job 363 1/68, 221st Signal Company, Nui Tron Peninsula, Master Caption - All of the photos taken were taken between 1 and 4 November 1968, during which Operation Nevada, a delayed sweep operation, was being carried out on the Nui Tron Peninsula, RVN.
This Peninsula, 30 miles south of Camp Eagle, juts out into the South China Sea and reportedly contained 250 V.C. who were holed up in caves. The area was also reported to be heavily booby trapped and mined.
In days previous, heavy artillery bombardment and air strikes were used to prep the area. The operational search of the peninsula, called a "delayed sweep", was carried out by C Co 1/327th with recon elements of A Co 2/327 (platoon size) under operational control of the C Company commander. Battalion level command was assumed by 2/327th. All elements were under 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Divivision. Navy destroyer and Army river patrol boats patrolled the off shore area, of the peninsula.
Photograph VA030165, November 1968, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA030165>.
Pub. Credit Line
VA030165, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 11 Jun 2013]