Pleiku

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activist to the rear during a search and clear operation held by the battalion west of Da Nang Air Base. The National Security Council (United States National Security Council) recommended a three-stage escalation of the bombing of North Vietnam. On 2 March 1965, following an attack on a U.S. Marine (United States Marine Corps) barracks at Pleiku,

Kong Civil Aviation Department Accident Bulletin Number 3 2010 retrieved 31 August 2010 Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department Accident Bulletin Number 1 2010 Whether by accident or design, the first wave of attacks began shortly after midnight on 30 January as all five provincial capitals in II Corps and Da Nang, in I Corps, were attacked. The first attacks may have been launched

, was the first to be hit, followed shortly by Ban Me Thuot, Kontum, Hoi An, Tuy Hoa, Da Nang, Qui Nhon, and Pleiku. During all of these operations, the communists followed a similar pattern: mortar or rocket attacks were closely followed by massed ground assaults conducted by battalion-strength elements of the Viet Cong, sometimes supported by North Vietnamese regulars. These forces would join with local cadres who served as guides to lead the regulars to the most senior South


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, Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), in July 1963 and deployed to Vietnam (Vietnam War) with the 1st Cavalry Division later that year. Major operations included the Pleiku Campaign, operations in War zone C (III Corps (III Corps (United States))), the Cambodian Campaign, and operations throughout War zone D (Operation Hump). The brigade returned to Fort Hood in July 1971. In June 1972, the brigade received the official designation of "IRONHORSE". '''Pleiku Airport


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The II Corps Tactical Zone, the Central Highlands of South Vietnam Wikipedia:Pleiku


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and Fulghum, pp. 50–51. but were dismantled and fled in chaos. Dougan and Fulghum, p. 51. During the Johnson presidency (Lyndon B. Johnson), Mansfield became a frequent and vocal critic of US involvement in the Vietnam War. In February 1965 he lobbied against escalating aerial bombardment of North Vietnam in the aftermath of Pleiku, arguing in a letter to the president that Operation Rolling

, but they are not frequent. There are frequent buses to Quy Nhon (3 hours, 80,000 dong as of Mar 2011). Mai Linh buses depart at 07:30 and 13:30. Mai Linh has a night bus that leaves Da Nang around 21:00 and reaches Pleiku in the early morning (160,000 dong, Mar 2011). There are also frequent buses to and from Buon Ma Thuot. Mai Linh and Dien Hong have bueses to Laos - Attapeu, Xekong, and Pakse. Mai Linh buses to Attapeu (175,000 dong, Mar 2011) takes around 7 hours

, to Pakse around 12 hours. Departure in Attapeu is at 07:00 and in Pleiku 07:30. The fares include lunch in Ngoc Hoi. From Kontum frequent buses stop in a station near the market. 22.000 dong (Dec 2013) By plane Pleiku's tiny airport is 5 km north of the city centre and has flights with small airplanes (ATRs, Fokkers) to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang. A xe om from the city center is likely to cost 30,000 dong, a taxi should be between 50,000-100,000 dong


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(Dec 2011). Look out for the picturesque illustrations of people being punished in hell. Do Buy Eat Drink Sleep Connect Go next * Banlung - (Dec 2011) Minibuses to the Cambodian border in Le Thanh leave from Noi Thinh bus terminal right next to the central market at around 08:00. The ride costs around 80,000 dong but you might get it cheaper if you know how to bargain. In Le Thanh you can get a minibus on the Vietnamese side of the border which takes you


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. In March 1973, the 67th Evacuation Hospital was inactivated in Pleiku, Vietnam. In the winter of 1965 – 66 MAC conducted Operation "Blue Light," the deployment of elements of the 25th Infantry Division (25th Infantry Division (United States)) from Hickam AFB, Hawaii to Pleiku, South Vietnam. During the 1968 Tet Offensive. MAC transports airlifted additional troops from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to South Vietnam, in September 1966 . Supporting a buildup of forces in South Korea in response to the seizure of the United States Navy intelligence-gathering ship USS Pueblo (AGER-2) in January, 1968. The region is connected to the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) by several national roads at Phan Rang (National Road 27 to Da Lat), Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa Province (26 to Buon Ma Thuot), Tuy Hoa (25 to Pleiku via Ayun Pa) Quy Nhon (19 to Pleiku), and western Quang Nam Province (14 Ho Chi Minh Road to Kon Tum). Vietnam Road Atlas (Tập Bản đồ Giao thông Đường bộ Việt Nam). Cartographic Publishing House (Vietnam), 2004 The region is connected to the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) by several national roads at Phan Rang (National Road 27 to Da Lat), Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa Province (26 to Buon Ma Thuot), Tuy Hoa (25 to Pleiku via Ayun Pa) Quy Nhon (19 to Pleiku), and western Quang Nam Province (14 Ho Chi Minh Road to Kon Tum). Vietnam Road Atlas (Tập Bản đồ Giao thông Đường bộ Việt Nam). Cartographic Publishing House (Vietnam), 2004 type Terrorist bombing site over Pleiku, South Vietnam aircraft_type Convair CV-880-22M-21 (Convair CV-880) '''Cathay Pacific Flight 700Z''' was a flight flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport on 15 June 1972. There were 71 passengers and 10 crew on the flight. A bomb exploded in a suitcase placed under a seat in the cabin while the flight was flying at 29000 ft (8,839 m) (FL (Flight Level)290) over Pleiku, South Vietnam. The aircraft disintegrated and crashed. All people on board were killed. thumb Aerial view of fire (File:Burning Aircraft on ramp at Bien Hoa AB - aireal view.jpg) Initially, the B-57Bs were not cleared for actual combat missions, the aircraft being restricted to unarmed reconnaissance missions that were mainly designed to boost the morale of the population. However, actual combat was not to be delayed very long. On November 1, 1964, Viet Cong squads shelled the airfield at Bien Hoa with mortars, destroying five of the B-57s parked there and damaging 15 others. Further Viet Cong mortar attacks led General William Westmoreland on February 19, 1965 to release B-57Bs for combat operations. The first such mission took place on that same day, when the government of Vietnam requested the use of the B-57s from Bien Hoa and F-100 Super Sabre aircraft from USAF bases in Thailand to assist in an attack against a large Viet Cong force between An Khe (An Khê District) and Pleiku in the Central Highlands. The VC had an isolated South Vietnam Army unit pinned down. That same day, the B-57s' first real mission was against communist forces in Phước Tuy Province, 40 miles southeast of Saigon. This strike was, incidentally, the first time that live ordnance had been delivered against an enemy in combat from a USAF jet bomber. From the Spring Offensive of 1972, it was clear that without United States aid, especially air support, the ARVN would not be able to defend itself against continuing communist attacks. This was demonstrated at the fighting around Pleiku, An Loc and Quang Tri where the ARVN would have been defeated without continuous air support, mainly supplied by the USAF. Wikipedia:Pleiku


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and bombs. On 10 March 1975, General Dung launched Campaign 275, a limited offensive into the Central Highlands, supported by tanks and heavy artillery. The target was Buôn Ma Thuột, in Đắk Lắk Province. If the town could be taken, the provincial capital of Pleiku and the road to the coast would be exposed for a planned campaign in 1976. The ARVN proved incapable


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on raw materials from the highlands, Cambodia and Laos. 70 km of National Road 19 are located in Binh Dinh. The '''Battle of Ia Drang''' was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN NVA) of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965, at two landing zones (LZs) northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands


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;nbsp;km and provincial roads a total length of 458.5 km. Ministry of Transport (2005): National Transport Development Strategy in Vietnam till 2020. Publishing House of Transport, Hanoi National Road 1A (National Road 1A (Vietnam)) runs through the province from north to south with a length of 118 km, connecting the eastern districts of Hoài Nhơn (Hoài Nhơn District), Phù Mỹ District Phù Mỹ

, Pleiku and Lệ Thanh border gate in Gia Lai Province. Vietnam Road Atlas (Tập Bản đồ Giao thông Đường bộ Việt Nam). Cartographic Publishing House (Vietnam), 2004 This direct link from Quy Nhon to the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) and the border to Cambodia has been important for Binh Dinh’s role as a gateway to the highlands and its industrial development, since especially the wood processing and furniture industry has relied

to Pleiku), and western Quang Nam Province (14 Ho Chi Minh Road to Kon Tum). Vietnam Road Atlas (Tập Bản đồ Giao thông Đường bộ Việt Nam). Cartographic Publishing House (Vietnam), 2004 The region is connected to the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) by several national roads at Phan Rang (National Road 27 to Da Lat), Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa Province (26 to Buon Ma Thuot), Tuy Hoa (25 to Pleiku via Ayun Pa) Quy Nhon (19 to Pleiku


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. In March 1973, the 67th Evacuation Hospital was inactivated in Pleiku, Vietnam. In the winter of 1965 – 66 MAC conducted Operation "Blue Light," the deployment of elements of the 25th Infantry Division (25th Infantry Division (United States)) from Hickam AFB, Hawaii to Pleiku, South Vietnam. During the 1968 Tet Offensive. MAC transports airlifted additional troops from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to South Vietnam

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The '''Battle of Ia Drang''' was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN NVA) of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965, at two landing zones (LZs) northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam (approximately 35 miles south-west of Pleiku) as part of the U.S. airmobile (Air assault) offensive codenamed Operation Silver Bayonet. 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 (Degar) language.

In early November 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was sent into combat on a search-and-destroy mission in order to track down a force that had unsuccessfully attempted to overrun (Siege of Plei Me) the United States Army Special Forces base at Plei Me, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the 3rd Brigade's base of operations at Pleiku. The 3rd Brigade had searched around the base for several days but had found nothing. Westmoreland sent word to continue the search westwards toward the Cambodian border, but unsure of where to look, the 3rd's commander, Col. Thomas "Tim" Brown, returned to Pleiku in an attempt to gather additional intelligence. He learned of some sort of concentration of forces on Chu Pong Mountain at , 14 miles (22 km) northwest of Plei Me. Brown decided that this was likely the only lead they had and decided to test the intelligence with a reconnaissance in force.

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