September 14, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces and U.S. advisers conduct parachute assault

Introduction

ARVN paratroopers and several U.S. advisers parachute into the Ben Cat area, 20 miles north of Saigon. This was the first major parachute assault of the war by the South Vietnamese. Although they failed to make contact with the enemy, they achieved their goal of driving the Viet Cong away from Route 13 (running between Saigon and the Cambodian border) at least temporarily.

Article Details:

September 14, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces and U.S. advisers conduct parachute assault

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 14, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces and U.S. advisers conduct parachute assault

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-and-u-s-advisers-conduct-parachute-assault

  • Access Date

    December 12, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks