Battle of Ben Het information
for A-244 SF DET

For date 690303

A-244 SF DET was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Kontum Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Ben Het
Description: After sending 639 rounds of mixed artillery and mortar fire into the Ben Het CIDG camp, a battalion from the 66th NVA Regt supported by ten PT-76 tanks attacked the west hill held by a CIDG company reinforced by several American M-48 tanks. The NVA tanks drove straight up the road into a minefield which stopped two. Tank cannon, artillery, and airstrikes defeated the rest. This was the first and only tank to tank battle of the war.

The source for this information was Green Berets at War P:283

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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021