We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Michael Thomas Murphy/Private First Class/C CO, 2ND BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV/Army of the United States/22 March 1947 - 10 June 1966/St Petersburg, Florida/Panel 08E Line 030/ In May 1966 the remote CIDG camp at Toumorong, some 18 miles northwest of Dak To, came under siege by North Vietnamese Army forces. A relief effort was staged by elements of the 101st Airborne and 1st Cavalry Divisions, leading to heavy fighting during the first part of June 1966./Between 03 and 10 Jun 1966 the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, fought several engagements against the 24th NVA Regiment in the area around the Dak Tan Kan Valley. 2/502 lost twelve men on 09/10 June while fighting on the Ngok Run Ridge which formed one border of the valley