Talk:Vũng Rô Bay Incident

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It was interesting to read of the Vung Ro Incident. I was assigned to the 362nd Signal at Nha Trang (20-km south of Vung Ro) from June of 1964 to June of 1965. The information we got was only rumor, but we expected it was related to an expected enemy Spring offensive. There was only about 180 Americans at Nha Trang at the time, including two platoons from the 362nd, the 5th Special Forces Camp, the 8th Field Hospital and part of the 339th Transportation Company. In early June 1965, about 5,000 Army soldiers landed in Nha Trang to open up a new Port Facility at Cam Ran Bay, 20 km south. Nha Trang fell April 1, 1975. Ed Keith, US Army 1963-1966. 05:43, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Source on Vung Ro Bay[edit]


Thomas J. Cutler, Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988), 76-77, has a good overview of the incident and its rammifications on the war. The book might be available via inter-library loan from your local library. Johnfmh 14:18, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

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Your account of the Vung Ro Bay incident is interesting; however, not totally correct. In February 1965 I was the American Special Forces Advisor that took the 91st Airborne Ranger Battalion (Vietnamese) onto Vung Ro Bay. We were successful in gaining control of the Beach after the second landing via LSM's. We held the beach while an ARVN Regiment passed through us to the location of the supplies and the cave that contained much of the munitions. The Chinese tetratol was blown in place and the weapons, amminitions, medical supplies, etc. was moved to the beach and removed via LSM and helicopters. Where was this LT you named when we got our butts kicked off the beach the 1st time and where was he when we made the second assault? Written by - Moved by (talk) 04:22, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the following from the article as unencylopedic and unreferenced but interesting:
Note: The United States Army officer flying the helicopter on the mission that discovered the North Vietnamese freighter was 1LT James S Bowers (Vermont), the co-pilot was CWO2 Clifford Adkins (Florida). The aircraft was assigned to the 117th Aviation Co., 52nd AVN BN and stationed at Qui Nhon. The aircraft was being flown on a MEDEVAC mission transporting a wounded U.S. Army officer from a remote fire base to a medical facility at Danang for treatment. Moved by:Cuprum17 (talk) 17:40, 13 June 2012 (UTC)