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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: NVA Shells Vietnamese Leaving Highlands Region

March 13, 1975
NVA Shells Vietnamese Leaving Highlands Region

President Thieu decides to abandon the Highlands region and two northern provinces to the NVA. This results in a mass exodus of civilians and soldiers, clogging roads and bringing general chaos. NVA then shell the disorganized retreat which becomes known as "the convoy of tears."

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