Hướng Điền

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Hướng Điền is a district of Thừa Thiên–Huế province in Vietnam. Here, according to North Vietnamese sources was the site of the Huong Dien massacre in July 1955 by Ngo Dinh Diem troops, killing 92 local villagers.[1]

In mid-1972 the Republic of Vietnam Marine Division established its forward command post at Hướng Điền.[2]


  1. ^ Daily Report: Foreign Radio Broadcasts - Numéros 221 à 225 - Page 61 United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service - 1960 "admitted that it "stemmed from keen discontent in the army and the population against President Ngo Dinh Diem's ... the mass murders in Ngan Son, Chi Thanh, Cho Duoc, Huong Dien in Quang Nam, to the food poisoning of thousands of ...
  2. ^ Melson, Charles (1991). U.S. Marines In Vietnam: The War That Would Not End, 1971-1973. History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. p. 92. ISBN 978-1482384055.

Coordinates: 16°39′25″N 107°27′36″E / 16.657°N 107.46°E / 16.657; 107.46