September 07, 1965 : Marines launch Operation Piranha

Introduction

U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese forces launch Operation Pirahna on the Batangan Peninsula, 23 miles south of the Marine base at Chu Lai. This was a follow-up to Operation Starlight, which had been conducted in August. During the course of the operation, the Allied forces stormed a stronghold of the Viet Cong 1st Regiment, claiming 200 enemy dead after intense fighting.

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September 07, 1965 : Marines launch Operation Piranha

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    September 07, 1965 : Marines launch Operation Piranha

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    October 21, 2017

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