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Taken from Excavations Update: LZ Ranch / Patrol Base Frontier City by Marc Levy:

As noted previously, former Cobra pilot and civilian medical evac pilot Richard Magner and former Delta 1/12 Cav grunt Bob March are collaborating with their colleagues in Vietnam to locate American-dug NVA mass graves. In Vietnamese culture, the spirit will not rest until the body is properly buried. Here is Richard's December 2023 update: The initial excavation work on LZ Ranch—one summer night in Cambodia, while Delta 1/7 Cav had perimeter guard, Ranch was overrun—continues. Based on aerial and terrain map analysis and interviews with American vets (Richard Magner spoke with Medic, Delta 1/7 Cav Mike Derrig, and Bravo 1/7 Cav Robert Kon. Bob March interviewed 1st/21st FA Martin Corcoran and Delta 1/7 Cav Carl Lee), Nguyen Xuan Thang in Vietnam assembled aerial overlays of LZ Ranch that suggest at least two mass grave sites on LZ Ranch. The first, formed by a bulldozer in the northwest sector, may hold 12 to 15 remains.... Read More

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