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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A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that "its Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim met with the European Union Ambassador in Baghdad Ramon Pleiku on the occasion of the end of his duties." The Minister praised the qualitative progress in relations with the European Union, stressing the importance of strengthening it to serve common interests, opening the horizons of cooperation in various fields, and benefiting from European experiences, expressing his wishes for the Ambassador success in his future diplomatic missions.
PLEIKU AIR BASE ASSOCIATION (MEMBERS OF AIR FORCE, ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, U.S.
Following a Vietnamese attack on a US airbase near Pleiku in February 1965, the United States launched a series of bombing campaigns against the North Vietnamese military and industrial infrastructure as well as the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Sieg 2002, 430).
Only after the VC attack of February 7, 1965, on a military complex in Pleiku (eight deaths and 11 aircraft destroyed), President Lyndon B.
Employing small-unit infantry tactics, military police units fought significant actions at Da Lat, Kontum, Pleiku, Quinhon, Ban Me Thoat, Nha Trang, Bien Hoa, Thu Duo, Vinh Long, Can Tho City, and Soc Trang.
Wilkins' subject is Operation Francis Marion, which pitted the US 4th Infantry Division against the 1st North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Division in Pleiku province during May 1967.
Captain Paul Ferguson, MC, Captain Brenton Burgoyne, MC, and Captain Homer House, MC, created facilities at Pleiku after spending a couple of months working in the original hospital down south in Bien Hoa.
Part of Operation Francis Marion, they took place in the Ia Tchar Valley and the remote jungle west of Pleiku. Fought between three American battalions and two North Vietnamese Army regiments, this prolonged, deadly encounter was one of the largest, most savage actions seen by elements of the storied 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam.
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. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
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.
We were able to spend some time together--you could say, on short R and R's in Saigon and Pleiku. My friend is a terrific writer, and six or seven years after coming home, he had a novel published, Living Dogs and Dead Lions simultaneously, by very prestigious presses, one in New York and the other in Great Britain.