Vietnam War
Cities, Districts, Installations, Places, Provinces


"We should declare war on North Vietnam. . . .
We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it,
and still be home by Christmas."
--Ronald Reagan, 1965


A Shau Valley
The A Shau Valley was one of the major entry points to South Vietnam of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Annam
The name given by the French to one of the three major regions of Vietnam.

Ban Me Thuot
The capital city of Darlac Province and the largest urban concentration in the Central Highlands.

Battle of An Loc (1972)
A major part of the North Vietnamese Eastertide Offensive in 1972.

Battle of Ap Bac (1963)
A village in the Mekong Delta, about 40 miles southwest of Saigon.

Battle of Ba Gia (1965)
A contingent of more than one thousand Vietcong attacked three battalions of South Vietnamese troops.

Battle of Bien Hoa (1964)
Escalation of the conflict became one indirect consequence of the attack on Bien Hoa in 1964.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954)
The defeat was a harsh psychological blow to the French.

Battle of Dong Ha (1968)
The NVA 320th Division, with 8,000 troops, attacked Dong Ha and fought a rigorous battle.

Battle of Dong Xoai (1965)
An American Special Forces Camp.

Battle of Hue (1975)
On March 24, General Truong began evacuating ARVN forces from Hue, and NVA troops entered the city the same day.

Battle of Ia Drang Valley (1965)
The battle of the Ia Drang Valley began with a North Vietnamese attack on the Special Forces camp at Plei Me in the Central Highlands.

Battle of Khe Sanh (1967-1968)
The NVA siege of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968.

Battle of Loc Ninh (1967)
The Vietcong defeat at Loc Ninh encouraged American military officials to believe that at long last the enemy was trying to use conventional tactics.

Battle of Xuan Loc (1975)
The fighting was harsh and severe, and the ARVN troops fought well.

Ben Hai River
The frontier boundary between North and South Vietnam.

Ben Suc
In the heart of the Iron Triangle and a center of activity for the Vietcong.

Ben Tre
"It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it."

Brinks Hotel
No place was completely safe from Vietcong acts of terrorism.

Cam Ranh Bay
The major port of entry for U.S. military supplies and personnel in South Vietnam.

Central Highlands
A strategically significant region of South Vietnam throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Cholon
The Chinese part of the city of Saigon.

Hai Van Pass
The main supply route along the north-south axis in South Vietnam.

Hamburger Hill
Hamburger Hill was the nickname for Dong Ap Bia, a mountain in the A Shau Valley area of South Vietnam, southwest of Hue near the Laotian border.

The Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a complex web of different jungle paths that enabled communist troops to travel from North Vietnam to areas close to Saigon.

Iron Triangle (War Zone D)
The Iron Triangle was a National Liberation Front (NLF) stronghold 20 miles northwest of Saigon.

La Vang Basilica
The basilica was a favorite pilgrimage site for Vietnamese Catholics.

Long Binh
A major United States Army supply facility.

Mekong Delta
Known for its complex system of rivers and canals as well as its rice cultivation.

Newport
Newport handled more than 150,000 tons of supplies each month.

Saigon
Saigon was the capital city of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

II Corps
II Corps was the second allied combat tactical zone in South Vietnam.

Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Tan Son Nhut handled the majority of South Vietnamese commercial and military air traffic throughout the war.

III Corps
III Corps was the third allied combat tactical zone in South Vietnam.

Vung Tau
The fifth largest city in South Vietnam.

War Zone C
A region near the Cambodian border in III Corps.

Yankee Station
The place name for the United States Seventh Fleet's staging area in the South China Sea.




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