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Vietnam War

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Transcript of Vietnam War

One of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War.
The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965.
The battle derives its name from the Drang River which runs through the valley northwest of Plei Me, in which the engagement took place. "Ia" means "river" in the local Montagnard language.




Five of the Deadliest Vietnam War Battles THE BATTLE OF IA DRANG VALLEY Conducted in northwestern Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
January 21-April 8, 1968
Khe Sanh was one of the most remote outposts in Vietnam.
The Battle of Khe Sanh November 3- November 22, 1967
The U.S. and Vietnam Republic had 16,000 men
compared to the North Vietnam and Viet Congs 6,000
A victory for the Americans and South Vietnamese the Battle of Dak To cost 376 US killed, 1441 wounded and 79 ARVN killed. Battle of Dak To VIETNAM WAR STATISTICS Longest war in US history (11 years)
"War" was never officially declared by the United States
A Cornell University study placed the over-all total U.S. cost
of the Vietnam war at $200 Billion
Total U.S. bomb tonnage dropped during: World War II = 2,057,244 tons
Vietnam War = 7,078,032 tons (3-1/2 times WWII tonnage)
Bomb tonnage dropped during the Vietnam War amounted to 1,000 lbs. for every man, woman and child in Vietnam.
An estimated 3 million people were killed by the war, and over 1 million were wounded. the battle Cu Nghi

Jan. 28, 1966- Jan. 31,1966
Located in bong Son Plain
77 cavalrymen were killed and another 220 wounded.
The grand total came to 140 Americans killed.
Feb 2 1968 - Mar 2 1968
Includes battle for Dong Ha
Gen. William Westmoreland told US of his plans to capture Hue

Battle of Hue Background (: In the 1950's the United States began to send troops to Vietnam. During the following 25-years the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent thousands of miles to fight for what was a questionable cause. In total, it is estimated that over 2,5 million people on both sides were killed. Vocabulary 1.) claymores: A tub-handed sword with double-edged blade used by scottise Highlanders.

2.) dike: An embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or river.

3.) rocksak: A tye of knapsack carried by hikers, bicyclists etc,.

4.) platoon: A military unit consisting of two or more squads or sections and a headquarters.

5.) battalion: a group force unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or similar units.

6.) paddy: A rice field

7.) Huey: A male given name.

8.) sappers: A soldier employed in the construction of fortifications, trenches, or tunnels that approach or undermine enemy positions.

9.) nauseous: Affected with nausea.

10.) parasol: A lightweight umbrella used by women as a sunshade.
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