Bình Hòa massacre

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Binh Hoa Massacre
Quảng Ngãi Province
Location Bình Hòa village, Quảng Ngãi Province, South Vietnam
Date December 6, 1966
Target Bình Hòa villagers
Attack type
Deaths 422[1]–430[2]
Perpetrators South Korean forces
Memorial of Binh Hoa Massacre

The Bình Hòa Massacre was a massacre purportedly conducted by South Korean forces between December 3 and December 6, 1966, of 430 unarmed citizens in Bình Hòa village, Quảng Ngãi Province in South Vietnam.[1][3][4][dead link] In 2000, however, it was reported that a monument within the village, gave the dates of the massacre as October 22, 24, and 26, 1966 and said that 403 people were killed by the South Koreans.[5]

The district was in the operational area of the Blue Dragon Brigade.[6] Most of the victims were children, elderly and women.[4] The victims included 21 pregnant women.[1] The South Korean soldiers burnt down all of the houses and killed hundreds of cows and buffalo after the atrocities.[1] A number of the survivors of the massacre joined the Viet Cong and fought against the United States and its Allies, one of which was South Korea.[1][7] South Korean forces were also accused of conducting a similar massacre in Binh Tai village within the same year.[8][9]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "On War extra - Vietnam's massacre survivors". Al Jazeera. 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Sở văn hóa thông tin tỉnh Quảng Ngãi". Quảng Ngãi government. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  3. ^ Wintle, Justin (2006). Romancing Vietnam: inside the boat country. Signal Books Ltd. p. 266. ISBN 1-904955-15-0. 
  4. ^ a b "Bình Hòa Massacre". Quảng Ngãi government. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Villagers recall S. Korean atrocities in Viet War; Troops massacred 1,600 civilians in all, survivors say", by Paul Alexander, Associated Press, in Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), April 9, 2000
  6. ^ "<8> 신화를 남긴 해병대 '짜빈동 전투' 고립된 1개 중대가 연대 규모 적 무찌르다". 국방일보. 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  7. ^ Oliver, p.11
  8. ^ "Words of Condemnation and Drinks of Reconciliation Massacre in Vin Dinh Province All 380 People Turned into Dead Bodies Within an Hour". Hankyoreh. 1999-09-02. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  9. ^ Armstrong, Charles (2001). Critical Asian Studies, Volume 33, Issue 4 :America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam. Routledge. p. 530. 


  • Oliver, Kendrick (2006). The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-6891-1. 

Further reading[edit]

WINTLE, JUSTIN: Romancing Vietnam P266 -276. ISBN 0 14 013181 7

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