Battle of Long Dinh

Battle of Long Dinh

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Long Dinh
partof=Vietnam War
date=February 26, 1964
place=Long Dinh, South Vietnam
result=South Vietnam victory but successful Viet Cong withdrawal
casualties1=16 killed
casualties2=40 killed
The Battle of Long Dinh was a battle of the Vietnam War that involved the Viet Cong and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).

On February 26, 1964, three-thousand regular South Vietnamese soldiers encircled the Viet Cong 514th Battalion at Long Dinh. During the 8 hour battle the South Vietnamese army avoided contact with the VC, instead the ARVN commander relied on air and artillery strikes to inflict damage. As a result, the VC 514th Battalion was able to slip through the gaps and successfully withdraw from the area.

Due to the incompetence of the ARVN at this battle, General Nguyen Khanh sacked five of his division commanders.


* Bowman, John S. (1985). The Vietnam War: An Almanac. Pharos Books. ISBN 0-911818-85-5

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