Battle of Go Cong

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Battle of Go Cong
Part of the Vietnam War
DateSeptember 3, 1963
Location
Result South Vietnamese and US victory
Belligerents
 South Vietnam
 United States
Viet Cong
Commanders and leaders
South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem Nguyen Van Linh
Strength
South Vietnam Go Cong Provincial Forces, IV Corps, South Vietnam FNL Flag.svg 200
Casualties and losses
None US claimed: 66 dead
91 captured

The Battle of Go Cong was a small battle during the Vietnam War. It took place on September 3, 1963 near Gò Công, Tiền Giang Province, after the General Staff of the Viet Cong (VC) called for "another Ap Bac" on South Vietnamese forces. The intent of the operation was to drive out the VC who had survived the earlier Ap Bac engagement. The battle was won by American and South Vietnamese forces, after inflicting heavy casualties on the VC, using artillery to slaughter VC fighters fleeing American special operation troops who ambushed them with intense sniper fire. It was later discovered that the 91 of the captured VC troops were new recruits, and did not have weapons.

References[edit]

  • Quoc Vinh, Tran (1965) Quan doi nhan dan: Resolutely defeat the American aggressors. Hanoi, Vietnam.