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Battle of Hamburger Hill

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Battle of Hamburger Hill occurred May 10-20, 1969.  Officially known as Hill 937, it was part of Dong Ap Bia Mountain.  Of little strategic value, the battle had a large emotional effect in the United States.  It was given the name “Hamburger Hill” by the soldiers who bravely fought there.  It was located  in a dense canopied jungle with great thickets of bamboo and elephant grass.  Like the Battles at Ia Drang and Dak To, it was one of close combat with vicious fighting.  It resulted in 70 American fatalities and 372 wounded.  The U. S. Army quietly abandoned the Hill just a few weeks after the costly American victory.