The Battle of Kolwezi was an airborne operation by the French Army (2 REP) that took place in May 1978 in Zaire during the Shaba II invasion of Zaire by the Front for the National Liberation of the Congo. It aimed at rescuing European and Zairian hostages held by Katangese rebels after they conquered the city of Kolwezi. The operation succeeded with the liberation of the hostages and light military casualties.
Although smaller in number than their Aussie counterparts, the New Zealand SAS contributed a troop - 25 men and an officer - to Vietnam starting in late 1968, attaching them to the larger Aussie special forces group. Three rotations would pass through the country before New Zealand began to withdraw in late ‘72. (New Zealand Army) #VietnamWarMemories
CHAPLAIN CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. ANGELO J. LITEKY Rank and organization: Chaplain (Capt.), U.S. Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 199th Infantry Brigade Place and date: Near Phuoc-Lac, Bien Hoa Province, Republic of Vietnam, 6 December 1967 Entered service at: Fort Hamilton, New York Born: 14 February 1931, Washington, D.C Citation: