August 10, 1966 : Marines fight bitter battle in Quang Tin Province

Introduction

Troops of the First Battalion, Fifth Marines fight a bitter battle against NVA forces in Quang Tin province, 60 miles west of Tam Ky. In Thailand, a U.S.-built air base is opened in Sattahib. Ultimately, there would be five major airbases and over 49,000 U.S. military personnel in Thailand. The bases would be turned over to the Thais and the U.S. troops withdrawn in 1973.

Article Details:

August 10, 1966 : Marines fight bitter battle in Quang Tin Province

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 10, 1966 : Marines fight bitter battle in Quang Tin Province

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-fight-bitter-battle-in-quang-tin-province

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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    A+E Networks