III Corps (South Vietnam)

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III Corps
Insignia of ARVN III Corps.svg
Active1955–1975
Country South Vietnam
Branch ARVN
TypeCorps
Garrison/HQSaigon
Motto(s)Chiến Thắng và Xây Dựng (Victory and Rebuilding)
EngagementsVietnam War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Nguyễn Văn Minh
Nguyễn Văn Toàn
Du Quoc Dong
Insignia
Division flagFlag of the ARVN III Corps.svg

III Corps (Vietnamese: Quân đoàn III) was a corps of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the army of the nation state of South Vietnam that existed from 1955 to 1975. It was one of four corps in the ARVN, and oversaw the region of the country surrounding the capital Saigon.

The Fifth Division based in Bien Hoa on the northern outskirts of Saigon was a part of III Corps, and due to the division's close proximity to the capital was a key factor in the success or failure of the various coup attempts in the nation's history.

Map of III Corps Tactical Zone.

Divisions[edit]

References[edit]

  • Tucker, Spencer C. (2000). Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 526–533. ISBN 1-57607-040-9.