Battle of Ap Da Bien

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Battle of Ap Da Bien
Part of the Vietnam War
Date October 3, 1973
Location Ap Da Bien, Thanh Phuoc Commune, Thạnh Hóa District, Long An, Vietnam
Result South Vietnamese victory
Belligerents
FNL Flag.svg Viet Cong South Vietnam South Vietnam
Strength
1 regiment Unknown
Casualties and losses
~200 KIA Unknown

The Battle of Ap Da Bien was a battle in the Vietnam War, which took place at dawn of October 3, 1973 when the 207th Regiment of the Viet Cong's army-People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam (PLAF) was raided by forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam while sheltering near the hamlet of Ap Da Bien in Thạnh Hóa District, Long An Province. The 207th Regiment was established in 1970 by Viet Cong in Cambodia[1] According to the 207th Regiment's website, the battle resulted in the death of over 79 soldiers of the PLAF 207th Regiment, of whom most were ex-students of the Hanoi University of Civil Engineering. 13 PLAF, 36 AK-47, 3 RPG-7 and 3 RPG-2[2]

In 1991, a shrine called "Miếu Bắc Bỏ" (meaning "shrine of those who left the North") has been built by the locals of Ap Da Bien to honor the Viet Cong soldiers who were killed in this battle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://e207.net.vn/bai-vit/bai-vit-v-e207/lich-su-truyen-thong/2203-truyn-thong-trung-oan-207-qk-8
  2. ^ http://e207.net.vn/viet-ve-27-7/2351-thon-gtin-cua-phia-v-trn-a-bien
  3. ^ Tran Chau, "Thành hoàng làng đội mũ cối" (in Vietnamese). Tiền Phong Newspaper. January 13, 2013.