Tet-68 in Vinh Long information
9 ARVN DIV was a Vietnamese Army unit
9 ARVN DIV
From date 680131 to 680208
MRF was a US Army unit
Vinh Long Province, IV Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Vinh Long
Description: The 9th ARVN Div, guarding Vinh Long, was considered a weak division with two of its regiments rated as only marginally combat-effective. The VC attacked Ving Long and the airfield with the 306th, 208th, and the 856th Bns. Both ARVN reinforcements and the MRF were required to regain the area. On 4 Feb, the MRF anchored north of the town on the Mekong River. The 3/47 Inf conducted river-assault probes while the 3/60th conducted an airmobile assault south of the city. Two days later, two companies from the 3/60th Inf, supported by helicopter gunships and assault patrol boats, made beach landings on the banks of the Rach Cai Cam. After heavy combat, the city was retaken on Feb 8.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall P:232
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