September 23

This Day in History

Vietnam War

Sep 23, 1965:

South Vietnam executes three accused VC agents

The South Vietnamese government executes three accused Viet Cong agents held at Da Nang. They did it at night to prevent foreign photographers from recording it, but nevertheless, the story got out. Three days later, a clandestine Viet Cong radio station announced North Vietnam's execution of two U.S. soldiers held captive since 1963, as "war criminals."

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