operation VINH LOC information
for 2 BDE 101 ABN
1/501 ABN

From date 680910 to 680920

2 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
1/501 ABN was a US Army unit
54 ARVN REGT was a Vietnamese Army unit
7 ARVN CAV was a Vietnamese Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation VINH LOC
Thua Thien Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Vinh Loc Island
Description: This cordon and search operation was conducted by elements of the 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (the 1/501st Airborne), the U.S. Navy, and forces from the 57th ARVN Regiment and the 7th ARVN Cavalry around Vinh Loc island about 15 miles east of Hue. Captured VC told their interrogators that more than 80 percent of the communist infrastructure on the island was wiped out during this operation. Casualties: U.S. 2 KIA, 9 WIA; enemy 154 KIA, 370 POW (including 116 members of the infrastructure) and 56 ralliers.

The source for this information was Rand, Chron P:80

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023