March 27, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces conduct combat operations in Cambodia

Introduction

Following several days of consultations with the Cambodian government, South Vietnamese troops, supported by artillery and air strikes, launch their first major military operation into Cambodia. The South Vietnamese encountered a 300-man Viet Cong force in the Kandal province and reported killing 53 communist soldiers. Two teams of U.S. helicopter gunships took part in the action. Three South Vietnamese soldiers were killed and seven wounded.

Article Details:

March 27, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces conduct combat operations in Cambodia

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    March 27, 1965 : South Vietnamese forces conduct combat operations in Cambodia

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks