February 21, 1967 : Bernard Fall killed by mine in South Vietnam

Introduction

Writer and historian Bernard B. Fall is killed by a Viet Cong mine while accompanying a U.S. Marine patrol along the seacoast about 14 miles northwest of Hue, on a road known as the “Street Without Joy” (which Fall had used for the title of one of his books about the war). A professor of international relations at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fall was a French citizen and noted expert on the war in Vietnam. He was killed while gathering material for his eighth book. A U.S. Marine photographer was also killed.

Article Details:

February 21, 1967 : Bernard Fall killed by mine in South Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    February 21, 1967 : Bernard Fall killed by mine in South Vietnam

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bernard-fall-killed-by-mine-in-south-vietnam

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks