The hill itself however turned out to have no tactical advantage in the war and was criticized by many in the states to have been a useless battle where many were lost. 56 Americans were killed, 420 wounded. Some 597 Vietnamese were killed.
"No matter how tough the job is, the American soldier gets the job done. He might hate the hell out of it, but he never quits. In Hamburger Hill, they might have grumbled, but my God they were there when the chips were down. They eventually went up that hill and took it!"
-Colonel Joseph B. Conmy, Jr., Commander of 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
With the violence of Hamburger Hill
-Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks
Jim: Yeah, he looks like a hamburger hill from this perspective.
Jeremy: It's a one Goddamn hamburger hill!