May 31, 1970 : Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces

Introduction

About 75 communist soldiers who had seized key outposts in the city of Dalat, 145 miles northeast of Saigon, manage to slip past 2,500 South Vietnamese militiamen and soldiers who had surrounded their positions. In earlier fighting, 47 communist soldiers were reported killed; South Vietnamese reported that 16 soldiers were killed and 2 were wounded.

Article Details:

May 31, 1970 : Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 31, 1970 : Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communist-soldiers-escape-south-vietnamese-forces

  • Access Date

    November 21, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks