Battle of Ong Thanh: Bloody fighting of Vietnam war

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  1. sleepy_worm

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    The battle of Ong Thanh took place on October 17th 1967 near Lai Khe town, northwest of Saigon between 2nd-28th Infantry Regiment (Black Lions) and unknown strength of Vietcong.

    Moving inside jungle, 142 Americans were attacked by the enemies from great-fortified posts. About 64 U.S. soldiers got killed as result, almost all remaining wounded.

    This brief battle is little known in the U.S. documentary as one of the bloodiest U.S. loss during Vietnam War.

     
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    oh im sorry,

    however that video in your link is removed, as i have checked , copyright violence maybe.

    The one posted by me is still available.
     
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    Put a Warning:GRAPHIC whenever their is some images related with blood or dead bodies..
     
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    according to what you linked and to video´s narrator : 64 US men identified as killed in action.

    http://www.ftsillocsphotoproject.com/OCS-OngThanh/ong-thanh.pdf

    But US sources claim 58 KIA and 2 MIA. I can understand this diffirence, because the US didn´t identify the military men who died from wounds (involved in the battle, but died after the end of the battle), or dead from accident, disaster, diseases .... as KIA or MIA.
     
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    There were 13 US general officers died in South Vietnam during Vietnam war as KIA,MIA and from whatever reason i have listed above...
    but all their names are not enumerated in the list of over 58.000 US military men that died in Vietnam War claimed by themselves.

    Names of general officers killed in the Vietnam war?

    Vietnam War casualties-US Generals/Admirals;

    US Army:

    1. GEN Keith L. Ware (Sep '68)

    2. GEN John A. B. Dillard (May '70)

    3. GEN William R. Bond (Apr '70)

    4. GEN George W. Casey (Jul '70)

    5. GEN A. J. F. Moody (Mar '67)

    6. GEN C. Edward Adams Jr. (May '70)

    7. GEN Charles J. Girard (Jan '70)

    8. GEN Richard J. tallman (Jul '72)

    US Air Force:

    9. GEN William J. Crumm (Jul '67)

    10. GEN Robert F. Worley (Jul '68)

    11. GEN Edward B. Burdett (Nov '67)

    US Marine Corps:

    12. GEN Bruno Hockmuth (Nov '67)

    US Navy:

    13. ADM Rembrandt C. Robinson (May '72)
     

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