Battle around Tien Phouc information
for 196 INF BDE
1/52 INF

For date 690226

196 INF BDE was a US Army unit
1/52 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Tien Phuoc SF Camp
Description: As part of the Post-Tet Offensive, the 3d NVA Regt attacked the SF camp at Tien Phuoc. The 1/52d Inf, 196th Inf Bde, Americal Div was sent to attack positions along the Song Bon River southeast of Tien Phuoc. The battle would last for almost a month and eventually involve four battalions under the direction of the 196th Inf Bde. The NVA had cleverly concealed bunkers with plenty of overhead cover to protect the high ground.

The source for this information was Rise & Fall P288
Rise & Fall = The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1963 - 1973 by Shelby Stanton.

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023