Pleiku


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Pleiku

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Play Ku

(both: plāko͞o`), town, central Vietnam. A highway junction for roads going east (to Quy Nhon), west (to Cambodia), north (to Da Nang), and south (to Ho Chi Minh City), it was a large U.S. base in the Vietnam War. The town has a commercial airport.
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Part of Operation Francis Marion, they took place in the Ia Tchar Valley and the remote jungle west of Pleiku.
It includes discussion of Robert KennedyAEs candidacy for senator of New York and how he used his office to make a difference in the lives of the dispossessed and expose injustice, and JohnsonAEs Cabinet Room as they debated involvement in Vietnam in the wake of Tonkin and Pleiku.
57TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY, KONTUM, PLEIKU, ANKE (1967-72) Oct.
combat tour with the II Direct Air Support Center in Pleiku Province,
He was the senior intelligence officer at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Robins AFB, Georgia, and held several wing and squadron intelligence assignments, including a combat tour with the II Direct Air Support Center in Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam.
PFC Scott was killed in action on September 29, 1969 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam.
Air Force had virtually turned over to the South Vietnamese the air base at Nha Trang, and by early the following year airmen of the two nations worked together at Da Nang, Pleiku, Bien Hoa, Binh Tuy, Soc Trang, and Tan Son Nhut.
mission there were even greater than those Lyndon Johnson faced after the Pleiku raids of 1964.
Army helicopter base near Pleiku, killing eight Americans and wounding more than 100 others; the United States retaliated with airstrikes against the North Vietnamese.
In February 1965, an attack on the American advisers' barracks in the Central Highland city of Pleiku triggered a retaliatory raid.
During the war, Michael encountered some Montagnard people, or mountain tribesmen, who resided in the Pleiku hills.
Distribution: Mauritius; Seychelles; India; Sri Lanka; Chagos Archipelago; Nepal; Myanmar; Thailand; Cambodia; Vietnam: North of Pleiku (Giordani Soika, 1994), Dak Lak, Gia Lai (new records); Malaysia: Malay Peninsula; Singapore.