November 18, 1969 : South Vietnamese fight first major battle after U.S. troops are withdrawn

Introduction

Sixty South Vietnamese men are killed or wounded when their troops clash with communist forces in the Mekong Delta. The North Vietnamese lost only 14 men. A South Vietnamese spokesman said that the high South Vietnamese casualties were “due to bad fighting on our part.” The battle was the first major action in the northern delta since the U.S. 9th Division was withdrawn and the South Vietnamese assumed responsibility for the area.

Article Details:

November 18, 1969 : South Vietnamese fight first major battle after U.S. troops are withdrawn

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 18, 1969 : South Vietnamese fight first major battle after U.S. troops are withdrawn

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-first-major-battle-after-u-s-troops-are-withdrawn

  • Access Date

    December 17, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks