In four days and nights of fighting in November 1965, 234 of Ernie Savage's comrades in the 1st Air Cavalry Division died. They arrived on the American line and quickly engaged enemy forces, eventually rescuing the "lost platoon" led by SGT Ernie Savage. Sgt. This is to inform you that the planned election of association officers will … Ernie Savage was one of many recognizable names from the movie “We Were Soldiers” who talked about his experiences in the actual battle Ernie Savage (left) and Dennis Deal talked about their time in the Ia Drang Valley as members of the 7th Cavalry Ernie Savage's precise placement of artillery throughout the siege of the "Lost Platoon" enabled the platoon to survive the long ordeal. He works at Fort Benning, Georgia, evaluating Army Reserve training. Lieutenant Colonel Harold "Hal" Moore, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at LZ X-Ray. 16 Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopters capable of carrying six to eight troops were used to transport the soldiers so it took several hours before the battalions were at full strength. UPDATE: This is a heads up announcement from John Guillory, 7th U.S. Cavalry Association President. Ernie Savage, sergeant 1st class, United States Army, retired, was having a hard time of it. SAVAGE, Ernie, forty-eight, the fourth man to inherit command of Lieutenant Henry Herrick’s 2nd Platoon, the Lost Platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry at LZ X-Ray, retired a sergeant first class in 1982 after twenty years’ active duty.
The North Vietnamese lost at least 3,000. He fought with then-Lt Col. Hal Moore in the Battle of Ia Drang, which was the first major Battle of the Vietnam War involving US Troops. For his "gallantry under relentless enemy fire on an otherwise insignificant knoll in the valley of the Ia Drang," Ernie Savage received the Distinguished Service Cross. For his "gallantry under relentless enemy fire on an otherwise insignificant knoll in the valley of the Ia Drang," Ernie Savage … ... 234 of Ernie Savage's comrades in the First Air Cavalry Division died.
He served as commanding officer of A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and the S-3 of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment during the battle at Landing Zone X … Once the battle was complete, the 2/5th Cavalrymen set out for LZ Columbus while Alpha Company 1/5th Cavalry and 2/7th Cavalry set out for LZ Albany. To all 7th Cavalry Association members planning to attend the 2020 reunion in Louisville. Sgt. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Air Cavalry were sent to the second landing zone, LZ Albany, which was around a 30 minute helicopter flight north of Ia Drang Valley. ... ''Sgt. Ernie Savage was a soldier in the Vietnam War.