November 16

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Vietnam War

Nov 16, 1971:

U.S. provides support to beleaguered Cambodians

As the fighting gets closer to Phnom Penh, the United States steps up its air activities in support of the Cambodian government. U.S. helicopter gunships struck at North Vietnamese emplacements at Tuol Leap, 10 miles north of Phnom Penh.

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