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Today in Australian military history - 6th June, 1969 - Battle of Binh Ba, South Vietnam. Binh Ba, located 6 kilometres north of the Australian base at Nui Dat was the site of a battle between an Australian Ready Reaction Force and a combined force of Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese Army troops who had occupied the village. The enemy were driven off after more than a day's fighting. Picture: A 3rd Cavalry Regiment APC at Binh Ba. Today in Australian military history - 6th…

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Bat 21: At the time of Bat 21's mission, American combat forces had been vastly reduced inSouth Vietnam under President Richard Nixon's Vietnamization policy. The North Vietnamese Army (NVA) launched the Nguyen Hue Offensive against the South Vietnamese Army and U.S. military on Friday, March 30, 1972. It was their largest attack of the war and was timed to take full advantage of the bad weather typical during monsoon season, offering low clouds and poor visibility.[4] About 30,000 heavily…

photo by @chien_chi_chang "The next morning when I landed in Cam Ranh International Airport in southeast Vietnam I thought I must have gotten on the wrong flightthere were Russians everywhere fresh off a charter. I had not seen so many Russians in one placeexcept five years earlier in Moscow! The paging voice from the rustic speakers spoke in Russian and Vietnamese. Where was I? Three hundred kilometers north of Saigon supposedly. Cam Ranh Bay was a US navy and air base during the Vietnam…

Project Sprout Muong Khoa Hill Tribe Area School  Muong Khoa is a small community 160 kilometers west of Hanoi in North Vietnam.  This area is filled with Thai, Hmong (Mong and Muong) and Kinh (Vietnamese) people.  Though the area is just outside Hanoi it is still a very poor area where many of the local hill tribes continue to hold on to their heritage of basket weaving, textile weaving, embroidery and farming.  For the Hill tribe people their culture and traditions are very important to…

The Long Wall of Quang Ngai in March 2011 - The Long Wall of Quang Ngai (Vietnamese: Trường lũy Quảng Ngãi), Truong luy, or the Great Wall of Vietnam is a 127.4-kilometre (79.2 mi) rampart extending from Vietnam's Quảng Ngãi Province in the north to Binh Dinh Province in the south. It is the longest monument in Southeast Asia...

August 1960. Capt Kittinger jumping from the Excelsior gondola at 102,800 feet, more than 31 kilometres (19 mile), setting a world record. He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon. He served as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and was shot down, spending 11 months as a POW in a North Vietnamese prison. In 2012, age 84, he participated in the Red Bull Stratos project as capsule communicator, directing Felix Baumgartner.