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Staff Sgt. Clarence D. Neitzel of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Division, guards his squad’s perimeter with an M60 machine gun before a final assault up Hill 875, near Dak To in the Central Highlands, on Nov. 22, 1967.  

In the battle of Dak To, Nov. 3-23, 1967, U.S forces, in preemptive strikes, assaulted hills where the North Vietnamese Army was positioning troops for attacks on Americans in the area. Fights were waged simultaneously on multiple hills until the NVA was forced to withdraw. In nearly a month of fighting, 376 Americans were killed.  

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