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Second Battle of Quảng Trị

Second Battle of Quảng Trị
Part of the Vietnam War
Date June 28 – September 16, 1972
Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam
Result South Vietnamese-American victory
North Vietnam
Viet Cong
South Vietnam
United States
North Vietnamese Army
Viet Cong
: Republic of Vietnam Marine Division
Republic of Vietnam Airborne Division
Total: ~30,000
: U.S. Navy
U.S. Air force
Casualties and losses
~10,000 KIA[1] RVN Marine Division: 3,658 KIA[2]
Total ARVN casualties (including other units): ~5,000–7,756 KIA[3]
U.S.: ~20 KIA[4]

The Second Battle of Quang Tri began on June 28 and lasted 81 days until September 16, 1972, when the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) defeated the North Vietnamese at the ancient citadel of Quảng Trị () and recaptured most of Quảng Trị Province. During the battle, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, backed by the United States military, expended more than 80,000 tons of ordnance.

See also


  1. ^ Về với Quảng Trị, mảnh đất anh hùng Hà Nội Mới Online, ngày 10-2-2008
  2. ^ Những Trận Đánh Cuối Cùng Của TQLC Ở Mặt Trận Cổ Thành -Vương Hồng Anh
  3. ^ History of Northern Quang Tri front 1966-73 - Chapter 5
  4. ^

External links

  • ARVN on the Offensive

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