When we pulled out of Cambodia they flew us (entire battalion) down to Bien Hoa for several days of “stand down”, meaning clean up, get drunk & whoop it up. And we did! Everyone glad to be alive & getting a break after two months of chasing the NVA up the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
We partied all scattered out in the 1st Cav compound there & caught rides to the PX, etc. We were drinking & talking a lot. Talked with the grunts from Bravo Co. a lot. They were shocked about Tim Brown & wanted to know what the hell happened.
The grunts from Charlie Co. said when they wrapped up operations at “the City”, they were sent on a sweep of the valley below LZ Salty & Kuhn. They counted 26 fresh graves in that valley.