September 28, 1968 : Battle for Thuong Duc begins

Introduction

A battle begins for the Special Forces camp at Thuong Duc, situated between Da Nang and the Laotian border. The communists briefly captured the base before being driven out by air and artillery strikes. They then besieged the base, which was only lifted after a relief column, led by the U.S. 7th Marines, reached the base and drove the enemy forces out of the area.

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September 28, 1968 : Battle for Thuong Duc begins

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    September 28, 1968 : Battle for Thuong Duc begins

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  • Access Date

    December 14, 2017

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