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Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh
Part of the Tet offensive of the Vietnam War

Tet offensive attack on Long Binh and Bien Hoa, 31 January 1968
Date31 January-2 February 1968
Location
Bien Hoa, Bien Hoa Air Base and Long Binh Post, South Vietnam
10°58′37″N 106°49′55″E / 10.977°N 106.832°E / 10.977; 106.832
Result US/South Vietnamese victory
Belligerents
Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh United States
Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh South Vietnam
Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh Viet Cong
Vietnam North Vietnam
Commanders and leaders
United States LG Frederick C. Weyand
Col. Frederic E. Davison
South Vietnam General Lê Nguyên Khang

Units involved
United States 199th Light Infantry Brigade
1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division
720th Military Police Battalion
South Vietnam III Corps Headquarters
5th Division
53rd Regional Force Battalion
3rd Ranger Group

Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh 5th Division

  • 274th Regiment
  • 275th Regiment
Tet offensive attacks on Bien Hoa and Long Binh Bien Hoa Sapper Company[1]
Vietnam 84A Artillery Regiment
Casualties and losses
United States 11 killed 527 killed[2]: 352 
47 captured[3]

The attacks on Biên Hòa, Bien Hoa Air Base and Long Binh Post, occurred during the early hours of 31 January 1968 and continued until 2 February 1968. The attacks by Vietcong (VC) and People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces were one of several major attacks around Saigon in the first days of the Tet offensive. The attacks were repulsed with the PAVN/VC suffering heavy losses, having inflicted minimal damage on the bases.

  1. ^ John Gross (3 December 2007). "Tet Offensive: The Battles of Bien Hoa and Long Binh". History Net. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ Villard, Erik (2017). United States Army in Vietnam Combat Operations Staying the Course October 1967 to September 1968. Center of Military History United States Army. ISBN 9780160942808.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Nolan, Keith (1996). The Battle for Saigon Tet 1968. Presidio Press. p. 251. ISBN 0891417699.

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