May 18, 1969 : Communists attack Xuan Loc

Introduction

More than 1,500 communist troops attack U.S. and South Vietnamese camps near Xuan Loc, located 38 miles east of Saigon. After five hours of intense fighting, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces were driven off. At the U.S. camp, 14 Americans were killed and 39 wounded; 24 enemy soldiers were killed in the action. At the South Vietnamese camp, 4 South Vietnamese were killed and 14 wounded, with 54 communist soldiers reported killed and 9 captured.

Article Details:

May 18, 1969 : Communists attack Xuan Loc

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 18, 1969 : Communists attack Xuan Loc

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-attack-xuan-loc

  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks