1st Platoon Company A 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment 11th Infantry Brigade Americal Division
NVA Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Team
Fifty years ago this day, July 11, 1969, (three days after we secured the Hill) Mike Dankert and I sat at our position on Hill 4-11, with John Meyer on guard duty. Out of nowhere, we heard songs playing from the jungle 800 meters away. Everyone on the Hill got quiet. The three songs played were “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Peter, Paul, and Mary, “Oh, Susannah” by James Taylor and “North to Alaska” by Johnny Horton. The sound quality was excellent. Then the broadcast changed to someone speaking in English, asking us why we were fighting in Vietnam. He told us to surrender, come over to their side, or get wiped out.
When I Turned Nineteen Soldiering After the Vietnam War