Second Battle of Quảng Trị

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Second Battle of Quảng Trị
Part of the Vietnam War
Date June 28 – September 16, 1972
Location 16°44′N 106°58′E / 16.733°N 106.967°E / 16.733; 106.967 (Second Battle of Quảng Trị)Coordinates: 16°44′N 106°58′E / 16.733°N 106.967°E / 16.733; 106.967 (Second Battle of Quảng Trị)
Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam
Result South Vietnamese victory
Belligerents
Flag of Vietnam.svg North Vietnam
FNL Flag.svg Viet Cong
Flag of South Vietnam.svg South Vietnam
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Strength
20,000
Casualties and losses
~10,000 KIA[1] VN Marine Corps: 3,658 KIA[2]

Total: 7,756 KIA[3]

The Second Battle of Quang Tri began on June 28 and lasted 81 days until September 16, 1972, when the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) defeated the North Vietnamese at the ancient citadel of Quảng Trị (Vietnamese: Thành cổ Quảng Trị) and recaptured most of the province. During the battle, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, backed by the United States Army, expended more than 80,000 tons of ordnance, the destructive capacity equivalent to almost six Hiroshima-size atomic bombs.

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  1. ^ Về với Quảng Trị, mảnh đất anh hùng Hà Nội Mới Online, ngày 10-2-2008
  2. ^ Những Trận Đánh Cuối Cùng Của TQLC Ở Mặt Trận Cổ Thành -Vương Hồng Anh
  3. ^ History of Northern Quang Tri front 1966-73 - Chapter 5

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