This was a very short battle that ended up being very one sided. For initiative Sgt Lawrence kept roll a "6" and his cards kept coming up.
105s worked over the hill to little effect but one round was short and hit a NVA recoiless rifle!
Then the smoke rounds landed perfectly.
I will let the citation take it from here:
Sgt Duane A. Lawrence ( 2nd squad, 1st Platoon, B troop of the 1st Calvary Division) led his squad through intense enemy fire
to assault a critical hill that was heavily fortified with a machine gun/mortar and infantry. 2nd squad, under Sgt Lawrence's leadership cleared the hill manned by at least twice there number.
Sgt Lawrence personally dispatching 3 of the enemy.
For gallantry and leadership under fire in the best traditions of the United States Army, Sgt Duane A. Lawrence is hereby awarded the Silver Star with "V" device.
( I took some liberties with how real medal citations read for effect!)
I actually had enough "points" earned to start rolling with the Distinguished Service Cross. Missed that but was lucky on a roll for the Silver Star. The squad was actually happy for Lawrence as all 3 WIA quickly returned to the unit.
Am working with 2 friends of mine in formatting Grunt's Forward and ensuring it flows smoothly.
Also got one game in of Squadron Forward using BTH. Used my P-38 Headhunters on a barge busting mission.