September 04, 1967 : Marines in heavy fighting

Introduction

The U.S. 1st Marine Division launches Operation SWIFT, a search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces in I Corps Tactical Zone (the region south of the Demilitarized Zone). A fierce four-day battle ensued in the Que Son Valley, 25 miles south of Da Nang. During the course of the battle, 114 men of the U.S. 5th Marine Regiment were killed while the North Vietnamese forces suffered 376 casualties.

Article Details:

September 04, 1967 : Marines in heavy fighting

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 04, 1967 : Marines in heavy fighting

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-in-heavy-fighting

  • Access Date

    December 17, 2017

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    A+E Networks