January 17, 1971 : South Vietnamese forces raid POW camp

Introduction

Led by South Vietnamese Lt. Gen. Do Cao Tri, and with U.S. air support and advisers, some 300 paratroopers raid a communist prisoner of war camp near the town of Mimot in Cambodia on information that 20 U.S. prisoners were being held there. They found the camp empty, but captured 30 enemy soldiers and sustained no casualties.

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January 17, 1971 : South Vietnamese forces raid POW camp

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    January 17, 1971 : South Vietnamese forces raid POW camp

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  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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