Battle of Go Cong
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|Battle of Go Cong|
|Part of the Vietnam War|
| South Vietnam
|Commanders and leaders|
|Ngo Dinh Diem||Nguyen Van Linh|
| Go Cong Provincial Forces, IV Corps, South Vietnam
MRF 9 Inf
|Casualties and losses|
|None||US claimed: 66 dead
The Battle of Go Cong was a small battle during the Vietnam War. It took place on September 3, 1963, after the General Staff of the Viet Cong (NLF) called for "another Ap Bac" on South Vietnamese forces. The intent of the operation was to drive out the rebels who had survived the earlier Ap Bac engagement. The battle was won by American and South Vietnamese forces, after inflicting heavy casualties on the Viet Cong, using artillery to slaughter rebel fighters fleeing American special operation troops who ambushed them with intense sniper fire. It was later discovered that the 91 of the captured NLF troops were new recruits, and did not have weapons.
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- Quoc Vinh, Tran (1965) Quan doi nhan dan: Resolutely defeat the American aggressors. Hanoi, Vietnam.