August 15, 1968 : Heavy fighting erupts in and around the DMZ

Introduction

Heavy fighting intensifies in and around the DMZ, as South Vietnamese and U.S. troops engage a North Vietnamese battalion. In a seven and a half hour battle, 165 enemy troops were killed. At the same time, U.S. Marines attacked three strategic positions just south of the DMZ, killing 56 North Vietnamese soldiers.

Article Details:

August 15, 1968 : Heavy fighting erupts in and around the DMZ

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 15, 1968 : Heavy fighting erupts in and around the DMZ

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavy-fighting-erupts-in-and-around-the-dmz

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks