The 101st Airborne Division- "Screaming Eagles" is a U.S. Army modular light infantry div. trained for air assault operations. During WWII, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings on 6 June 44, in Normandy, Op. Market Garden, the liberation of Holland & action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in major campaigns & battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill, May 69.
Battle of Hamburger Hill. US losses during the 10 day battle totaled 72 KIA and 372 WIA. Five infantry battalions and ten batteries were involved. The US Air Force flew 272 missions and expended more than 500 tons of ordinance.