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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Viet Cong Offensive Inflicts Damage on South Vietnam and American Troops

February 22, 1969
Viet Cong Offensive Inflicts Damage on South Vietnam and American Troops

In a major offensive, assault teams and artillery attack American bases all over South Vietnam, killing 1,140 Americans. At the same time, South Vietnamese towns and cities are also hit. The heaviest fighting is around Saigon, but fights rage all over South Vietnam. Eventually, American artillery and airpower overwhelm the Viet Cong offensive.

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