August 15, 1971 : North Vietnamese capture Vietnamese marine base

Introduction

In South Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops increase operations along the DMZ. This activity had begun on August 12 and continued until the 15th. The North Vietnamese captured the South Vietnamese marine base at Ba Ho, two miles south of the DMZ; most of the defenders were killed or wounded, but the Communists suffered 200 dead in taking the base.

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August 15, 1971 : North Vietnamese capture Vietnamese marine base

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    August 15, 1971 : North Vietnamese capture Vietnamese marine base

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  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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