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Khe Sanh
Township
Khe Sanh in 2010
Khe Sanh in 2010
Khe Sanh is located in Vietnam
Khe Sanh
Khe Sanh
Coordinates: 16°37′9.51″N 106°43′49.83″E / 16.6193083°N 106.7305083°E / 16.6193083; 106.7305083
CountryKhe Sanh Vietnam
RegionNorth Central Coast
ProvinceQuảng Trị
DistrictHướng Hóa
Population
 • Total13,927
Time zoneUTC+07:00 (ICT)

Khe Sanh is the district capital of Hướng Hoá District, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam,[1] located 63 km west of Đông Hà.

During the Vietnam War, the Khe Sanh Combat Base was located to the north of the city. The Battle of Khe Sanh took place there. The Khe Sanh Combat Base is a museum where relics of the war are exhibited. Most of the former base is now overgrown by wilderness or coffee and banana plants.

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The Battle of Khe Sanh (21 January – 9 July 1968) was conducted in the Khe Sanh area of northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)...

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Khe Sanh

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Khe Sanh Combat Base

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Khe Sanh Combat Base (also known as Ta Con) was a United States Marine Corps outpost south of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) used during the Vietnam...

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Tet Offensive

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thousands of people in the Massacre at Huế. Around the U.S. combat base at Khe Sanh, fighting continued for two more months. The offensive was a military defeat...

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USS Peleliu

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in case of further need. Peleliu was originally going to be named USS Khe Sanh, and then USS Da Nang. Peleliu's keel was laid down in 1976 at the Litton...

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Operation Niagara

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aerial umbrella for the defense of the U.S. Marine Corps Khe Sanh Combat Base on the Khe Sanh Plateau, in western Quang Tri Province of the Republic of...

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Battle of Dien Bien Phu

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Corps base at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam, as they did at Điện Biên Phủ. A number of factors were significantly different between Khe Sanh and Điện Biên...

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List of fictional ships

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in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War and Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War USS Khe Sanh (LHD-9) – Wasp-class amphibious assault ship from ARMA 2 The Killer Whale...

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Hatchet Force

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CCC on 18 October 1972, and CCS in January 1973. During the siege of Khe Sanh, the United States Marine Corps airfield, Hatchet Forces operated out of...

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The Hill Fights

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The Hill Fights (also known as the First Battle of Khe Sanh) took place during the Vietnam War between the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) 325C Division...

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Battle of Lang Vei

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Ministry of Defense to reinforce the 304th Division as part of the Route 9–Khe Sanh Campaign. After an arduous journey down the Ho Chi Minh trail in January...

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Max Cleland

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Bronze Star for valorous action in combat, including during the Battle of Khe Sanh on April 4, 1968. In 1968, Captain Cleland was the Battalion Signal Officer...

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Chick Donohue

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Kevin McLoone and Rick Duggan, and participated briefly in the Battle of Khe Sanh. The following day, he set out for Saigon where he handed out his last...

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1968 in the Vietnam War

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January - 9 July The long and bloody Battle of Khe Sanh began with an assault by the PAVN on Khe Sanh Combat Base in northwestern Quảng Trị Province....

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Operation Lam Son 719

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Khe Sanh, the North Vietnamese had seen no need to maintain large forces in the area.: 82  However, Sutherland believed that the advance to Khe Sanh had...

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Indochina Wars

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opposition to U.S. support for their Cold War Vietnamese allies. The Battle of Khe Sanh, for 77 days, occurred during that period, making it one of the biggest...

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Operation Clinch Valley

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the Vietnam War to engage People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) units on the Khe Sanh plateau and prevent them from reinforcing PAVN units in the A Sầu Valley...

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United States in the Vietnam War

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the South Vietnamese side of the Laotian frontier, near the village of Khe Sanh. The U.S. used the base as a border surveillance position overlooking Route...

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