Driwan Vietnam War Cybermuseum:”The Vietnam War 1967″

 
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The Vietnam War Document

       and Postal History

               1967

 

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d)1967-the second years of Vietnam Liberation’s war.

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1)January 1967

(1)January 8-26, 1967


About 16,000 U.S. soldiers from the 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, 173d Airborne Brigade and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment join 14,000 South Vietnamese troops to mount Operation CEDAR FALLS.

This offensive, the largest of the war to date, was designed to disrupt insurgent operations near Saigon,

and had as its primary targets the Thanh Dien Forestry Reserve and the Iron Triangle, a 60-square-mile area
 of jungle believed to contain communist base camps and supply dumps. During the course of the operations,
 U.S. infantrymen discovered and destroyed a massive tunnel complex in the Iron Triangle,
apparently a headquarters for guerrilla raids and terrorist attacks on Saigon.

U.S. and South Vietnamese forces accounted for nearly 750 confirmed enemy dead and 280 prisoners.

 Enemy equipment losses were 23 crew-served weapons, 590 individual weapons, and over 2,800 explosive
items such as mines, grenades, and mortar and artillery rounds. Some 100 bunkers, 25 tunnels,
 and over 500 structures were destroyed.

U.S. battle losses totaled 72 killed and 337 wounded; those for the South Vietnamese, 11 killed and 8 wounded.

U.S. equipment lost included 2 tank and 5 armored personnel carriers. Damage was sustained by 3 tanks,
 9 APC’s, 1 tankdozer, 2 jeeps and 2 light observation helicopters.
The South Vietnamese lost 3 individual weapons.

(A column of the 11th ACR progressing deep into the Iron Triangle during CEDAR FALLS)

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(1a)January,28th. 1967

North Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh says Unites States must stop

 bombing North Vietnam before talks begin.(D)

jan,28th.1967

Trich Luc Bo Khai Sanh birt certificate

with local bold 1967 revenue

2)February 1967

February,1st.1967

Bien La Tient Tat Postal Recieved money with vietnam conghoa coniem revenue

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 8, 1967

Operation LAM SON II terminated. It was a combined US/ARVN security operation that
lasted 259 day in Binh Duong Province. Friendly losses were 70 killed and 339 wounded.
Enemy losses were 251 killed, 198 prisoners, 1,450 detained, 49 individual and
8 crew-served weapons.
(The band of the 1st Infantry Division playing at a county fair in
 Tan Phuoc Khanh village during LAM SON II)
3) March 1967

 (1) March,1st. 1967

(a)The best summin high-up of the war in Vietnam was written by Corelli Barnet in PUNCH , “ The Americans have yet to be persuaded that they cannot win their Vietnam conflict on the battle-field”(D)

 (b) Bien Lai Tien Muon Pho Cholon recieved money with vietnam conghoa coniem reveneu

(2)March 18 – April 21, 1967


The 4/9, 2/14 and 1/27 Inf of the 25th Infantry Division begin Operation MAKALAPA to interdict VC supply routes in the “Pineapple” area of Hau Nghia Provinve.

(Grunts of 2/14 during MAKALAPA)

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 (3)March,21st 1967

Johnson ends two-day meeting on Guam with Thieu and Ky, North Vietnam reveal exchange of letters betweenJohnson and Ho Chi Minh.

 4) April 1967

 (1)April,1st.1967

Shy Thi Muo ha Nha Thuoi Phau from Phau Thie Gia Long province

recieved money with vietnam coniem sugar cane type revenue.

(1a) April,3rd. 1967

Nhiem Vu Rat Nang Ne Va Het Suc Ve Hang. Boi doi Truong Son du’o’c Quoc hoi va Chinh phu tuyen du’o’ng . Don vi anh luc Luong vu trang nhan dan (D)

April,18th.1967

Trich Luc Bo Khai Sanh birth certificate with local 1967 thin revenue

 

 5)May 1967

(1)May,1st.1967

 First Day  Cover Doi Song Dan Chung

(1a)May,7th 1967

The Original handsigned of  the book ‘s writter , George M.T.Kahin ,on the inner page of his book’s “The United States in Vietnam” with his hand written For  Nugroho(in memoriam Indonesian Military Historian) with best wishes May,7th,1967 .Djakarta (old type,since 1971 Jakarta-auth)

6) June 1977

(1)June 5-20, 1967


The 28th Regiment of the 9th ROK Division ‘White Horse’ begins a search and destroy operation named MATU II in Phu Yen Province. Enemy losses are 139 killed, 12 detained, 78 individual and 12 crew-served weapons.

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(1a) June,10th. 1967

Rare official Vu quoc Hien , Luat  Su Toa Thruoang Tham Nathrang ( prisoner Camp ?) covers to Cholon. With  Stamps 3 dong + 1 dong (rate4 dong) CDS Nha Trang 10.7.1976.

        Inside the official  Vu Quoc Hien letter.

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Thua Ong,

Phuc dap quy tho ngay 2/7/67 Toi tran trong bao tin ong ro , viec chua ong Toa da goi ra de hoa giai (theo thu tuc) vao ngay 21-7-67.

                        Ngay do toibs thay mat Ong de di hau Toa.

            Kinh Thu.

(Please someone tranlate this important information, because rare official latter from South Vietnam still exist now due  to many refugees from this area and all the document were burned  before they put in the Truong Tam “Change of Thought” camp after the fall of Saigon in 1975-auth)

June 14, 1967

General Westmoreland presented the Presidential Unit Citation to the ARVN 37th Ranger
Battalion, the 934th Regional Forces Company and the 2d Platoon, Battery B, 21st Artillery
Battalion of the 2nd ARVN Division, for extraordinary heroism during battle with
the Viet Cong
 on November 22, 1965.

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A 24 hours stand-down was observed in all of the RVN for Buddha’s birthday. 71 incidents were reported during the truce, friendly casualties were 12 killed and 57 wounded, enemy casualties were 57 killed and 16 detained.

The famous White Buddha overlooking the town on Nha Trang, home of the I Field Force, Vietnam, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the ROK GHQ
(Note the swastika above the temple)

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Eight Australian Canberra (B-57) bombers of Squadron Number 2 arrived at Phan Rang Air Base to make Australia the second country to support the RVN with a tri-service contingent.

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Elements of the 4th Marines Regiment launched a search and destroy operation named SHAWNEE in Thua Thien Province. Friendly losses were 13 killed and 139 wounded. Enemy losses were 128 killed, 60 detained and 80 individual weapons.

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 5)May 1967

(1)  May,1st 1967

(a) Ellsworth Bunker arrives Saigon to replace Ldge as ambassador.(D)

(b) In this day issued a special first day cover with a soldier  with gun and people repaired the wheel of Tank, 1-5-1967 , the stamp about the soldier and civillian stamps, “DOI SONG DAN CHUNG, La Vie Du Peuple Au Vietnam , Premier Jour d’emission , First Day cover”


Operation WAIMEA, a part of Operation BARKING SANDS, was conducted from 22 through 26 August. In addition to an organic battalion of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, WAIMEA included the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry placed under 1st Brigade’s operational control from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Separate), and the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the 7th Regiment (ARVN). The operation was conducted along the RACH TRA, from XT7507 to the Saigon River at XY814079 and along the opposite bank of the SAIGON River from XT8109 to XT8208. The area of operation was known to be a VC haven because of the thick terrain and extensive canals flowing from the SAIGON River. The operation was designed to drive the VC from the area and to destroy their base camps and fortifications. Contact throughout the operation was limited, however, to engagement of VC in sampans and destruction of fortifications, many of which were booby trapped. Civic action operations were taken to assist the RD cadre and population at nearby TAN THAN DONG (XT7511) and to provide medical assistance at BAO TRAM (XT722156).
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During this operation the Golden Dragons were searching for elements of the 2d GO MON Bn, MR IV, along the east-west canals of the Saigon River south of Phu Cuong. The operation was launched by 8 series of airmobile combat assaults to search and destroy VC forces and installations. Approximately 500 meters from the landing zone, Company A came upon a recently occupied and well-fortified base camp complex consisting of more than 200 well-camouflaged bunkers and command posts. In addition many freshly cultivated cane fields, rice paddies and other type crops used by the VC were found. A heavy bombardment by TAC air and artillery prior to the combat assault apparently alerted the VC as fresh footprints indicated that he had moved out of the base camp within the hour. The decision was made by the Brigade Commander to stay in the base camp and destroy everything. All of the bunkers were set up in defense in depth with killing zones and fire lanes for each bunker. Additionally, numerous ambush sites were discovered within the base camp complex. The Golden Dragons remained in the area until the termination of WAIMEA and destroyed all bunkers and living quarters. Chain saws, demolitions and machetes in large quantities were airlifted into the area and a massive land clearing operation was undertaken by the soldiers of the 2/14th. All vegetation in the area, to include crops, was destroyed. The Golden Dragons were well motivated in their work knowing only too well that the area had to be denied the enemy. Upon completion of the clearing operation WAIMEA was terminated and the Golden Dragons, having been in water for over five days, were ready for refitting. However, when the battalion returned to Cu Chi, fresh intelligence indicated a large enemy force had moved into the Iron Triangle. The Golden Dragons received the mission of conducting an armed reconnaissance in force. At this period of time, Captain Joseph M. Wilson assumed command of Company B.

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 5)May 1967

(1)  May,1st 1967

(a) Ellsworth Bunker arrives Saigon to replace Ldge as ambassador.(D)

(b) In this day issued a special first day cover with a soldier  with gun and people repaired the wheel of Tank, 1-5-1967 , the stamp about the soldier and civillian stamps, “DOI SONG DAN CHUNG, La Vie Du Peuple Au Vietnam , Premier Jour d’emission , First Day cover”


Operation WAIMEA, a part of Operation BARKING SANDS, was conducted from 22 through 26 August. In addition to an organic battalion of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, WAIMEA included the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry placed under 1st Brigade’s operational control from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Separate), and the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the 7th Regiment (ARVN). The operation was conducted along the RACH TRA, from XT7507 to the Saigon River at XY814079 and along the opposite bank of the SAIGON River from XT8109 to XT8208. The area of operation was known to be a VC haven because of the thick terrain and extensive canals flowing from the SAIGON River. The operation was designed to drive the VC from the area and to destroy their base camps and fortifications. Contact throughout the operation was limited, however, to engagement of VC in sampans and destruction of fortifications, many of which were booby trapped. Civic action operations were taken to assist the RD cadre and population at nearby TAN THAN DONG (XT7511) and to provide medical assistance at BAO TRAM (XT722156).
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During this operation the Golden Dragons were searching for elements of the 2d GO MON Bn, MR IV, along the east-west canals of the Saigon River south of Phu Cuong. The operation was launched by 8 series of airmobile combat assaults to search and destroy VC forces and installations. Approximately 500 meters from the landing zone, Company A came upon a recently occupied and well-fortified base camp complex consisting of more than 200 well-camouflaged bunkers and command posts. In addition many freshly cultivated cane fields, rice paddies and other type crops used by the VC were found. A heavy bombardment by TAC air and artillery prior to the combat assault apparently alerted the VC as fresh footprints indicated that he had moved out of the base camp within the hour. The decision was made by the Brigade Commander to stay in the base camp and destroy everything. All of the bunkers were set up in defense in depth with killing zones and fire lanes for each bunker. Additionally, numerous ambush sites were discovered within the base camp complex. The Golden Dragons remained in the area until the termination of WAIMEA and destroyed all bunkers and living quarters. Chain saws, demolitions and machetes in large quantities were airlifted into the area and a massive land clearing operation was undertaken by the soldiers of the 2/14th. All vegetation in the area, to include crops, was destroyed. The Golden Dragons were well motivated in their work knowing only too well that the area had to be denied the enemy. Upon completion of the clearing operation WAIMEA was terminated and the Golden Dragons, having been in water for over five days, were ready for refitting. However, when the battalion returned to Cu Chi, fresh intelligence indicated a large enemy force had moved into the Iron Triangle. The Golden Dragons received the mission of conducting an armed reconnaissance in force. At this period of time, Captain Joseph M. Wilson assumed command of Company B.

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9) September 1967

(1) Just prior October 1967

Just prior the South’s Vietnam October 1967 election, Hien and Chau supposedly met again. Chau, visiblyconcerned about his future, allergedly said he had decided to leave the military to run for the National Assembly from Kien Hoa province.

            In that delicate exchange of nuaces for which the Vietnamese  and their language are famous, Hien understood Chau to be asking for help, both in money and in votes from Vietcong cadresThere was not enough time, Hien said, to get Chau money, but he did report Chau’s desire for help in getting out the vote. Hien claimed  he did not know what in anything, his superiors had done about it, but he added slyly it wsas interesting that Chau had won his National Assembly seat by a wide majority.His interrogators were left to draw what ever conclusion from this claver gambit that they wished,

                        A report on Hien’s version of the Chau contact was passed to Major Chung in

accordance with NIC standard operating procedure for sharing data derived from

interrogations conducted at the NIWe know the report was quickly translate into Vietnamese

and send to Binh, Quang and Thieu.

           

The Vietnamese questioned Chau, he admitted having met Hien once and having recieved Hien’s probe about setting up a meeting with the Americans. He claimed to have reported this to the Americans with a view to helping them set up a dialog with the NLF and Hanoi but that nothing had come of it. Chau said he saw himself as having acted throughout tisaffair as a Vietnamese nationalist. He denied haing violated any South Vietnamese laws.

           

Now the political nightmare started. Binh and Colonel Nguyen Mau, the head of yhe Special Brsanch of the National police, both asked me if it were true that Chau had worked under American.(D)

 

 June 1967

(1) Unused Bankbiljet (Check) of Vietnam COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRY BANK in 196… branch SAIGON

 

(rare bank Chaque during liberation war, and the location at Ham Nghi street,  he was  very short time ‘s emperor and vietnam hero, his coins very rare,where that street now?-auth)

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CHI PHIEU so A  09718                                  VN$………….

Cheque no.

      VIET-NAM CONG-THUONG NGAN HANG

BANQUE COMMERCIALE ET INDUSTRILLE DU VIETNAM

                     HOI HAC DANH VON 50.000.000 VN$

                        TRU-SO : 93-95 ,DAI –LO HAM-NGHI SAIGON

       Nhan chi-phieu nay,xin tra………………………………

                                  So bac viet toan chu (somme en toutes lettres)

            PAYES CONTRE DE CHEQUE

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Do tinh cua ………………………………………………………………………….

A L’ORDE DE

____DUOC TRA’ TAI________________ .                             ……,ngay……..196….

            :     PAYABLE A                                      :

            :   VIET-NAM CONG-THUONG-HANG:

            :   S A I G O N                                       :

            ___________________________________

      TRUONG-MUC

          COMPTE                     NG MINH TUYEN -32 819 

 

(3)July,22th.1967

        The postal used official cover of Thieng Noi Hy-Vong Hop Tha 453 Saigon AN LOAT PHAM  , rolling type cds  SAIGON-VIETNAM 22-7 1967 with Stamps soldier and a worker  hands with his “scop” ,rate 0d80

(interesting low rate for official cover  0d80,    no destination because the cover’s type with clear window address,and the letter not included-please comment why and what the meaning of An Loat Pham and Thieng Noi Hy-Vong Hop Tha-auth)

August 1967

(2)August,21st 1967

     The US airogram pre stamped John F.Kennedy 11 c Air mail USA, send from Hien,230 Fremont hall, Cal Poly San Luis 223 , California 93401-USA, rolling CDS SAN LUIS OBIS PO Aug 21 1967, to Ho Thi Tuyet Hong 16/18/3 Nguyen Thien Thuat Saigon South Vietnam and  destination CDS SAIGON VIET-NAM 26-8. 1967 , the letter in viet-namese:

 

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Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispa          Chi nhat 20.8.1967

                                                Hong nien

Lan qua khong duse tin gi ma Hong, anh ui tuong la Hong da quen anh,khong con nha gi dten thang anh xa xoi nay mue the roi dong lue doi anh nhem diuse thy Hong va nhat minh ra loi da nghi con Hong, Hong cho anh xin nha, tu nay anh khong doi nghi tam bay  tam ba nhi nay nua , moi lan dua thi nen bouh chid thoi gio ma viet cho anh doi dong de gui la  chind qua am tam long don coi nay.

Anh thang cau de tiue ve qua tang ma Honh, anh quang khan mia Hong mau va kien dan lan anh thieh thu nhat day, hop y ve dung la nhy dien anh nhuoc tai lan. Hong khan that,anh khy biet ni Sao cho het su biet in cua voi Hong duoc, anh nung khong biet Hong nuon gi anh lo gi ang se tang Hong thei y Hong , thu San Ha biet nha ,Hong nuon gi anh nung  chuei y ca nuoc la……etc……..

Anh thi da gei ngu cua, co viet then, nha cho anh giu loi lin tham Hong lue nay ra sao ? anh rat nung tin Hong, anh khy quan duoc nhy  ky mien va thy luong ve Hay Chiu Honh vin ve manh an mey man.

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9) September 1967

(1) Just prior October 1967

Just prior the South’s Vietnam October 1967 election, Hien and Chau supposedly met again. Chau, visiblyconcerned about his future, allergedly said he had decided to leave the military to run for the National Assembly from Kien Hoa province.

            In that delicate exchange of nuaces for which the Vietnamese  and their language are famous, Hien understood Chau to be asking for help, both in money and in votes from Vietcong cadresThere was not enough time, Hien said, to get Chau money, but he did report Chau’s desire for help in getting out the vote. Hien claimed  he did not know what in anything, his superiors had done about it, but he added slyly it wsas interesting that Chau had won his National Assembly seat by a wide majority.His interrogators were left to draw what ever conclusion from this claver gambit that they wished,

                        A report on Hien’s version of the Chau contact was passed to Major Chung in

accordance with NIC standard operating procedure for sharing data derived from

interrogations conducted at the NIWe know the report was quickly translate into Vietnamese

and send to Binh, Quang and Thieu.

           

The Vietnamese questioned Chau, he admitted having met Hien once and having recieved Hien’s probe about setting up a meeting with the Americans. He claimed to have reported this to the Americans with a view to helping them set up a dialog with the NLF and Hanoi but that nothing had come of it. Chau said he saw himself as having acted throughout tisaffair as a Vietnamese nationalist. He denied haing violated any South Vietnamese laws.

           

Now the political nightmare started. Binh and Colonel Nguyen Mau, the head of yhe Special Brsanch of the National police, both asked me if it were true that Chau had worked under American.(D)

 

 (2) September,3rd. 1967

Mc Namara,testifying before a Sanate subcomittee in this day, assert American bombing of North Vietnam is ineffective (D)

10) October 1967

(1)October ,3 rd.1967

 (a)The government announced that the presidential election will held Oct 3 as scheduled with President Nguyen van Thieu as the only candidate,

     (b)The announcement appeared to dash all U.S. hopes and afforts by U.S.Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker to make the presidential election a multiple race. Bunker had met two straight with Thieu in seeking a solution.

       (c) In South Vietnam , Thieu elected president, KY vice president.

       (d) Thieu won as expected in the ballot

11) November 1967

The Postal History of New Zealand Forces in Vietnam(courtecy IMNAHA)

In November, 1967, New Zealand and Australian forces entered a working arrangement to reimburse the United States military for services and support including base camp construction, transportation within Vietnam and military postal facilities that included a closed pouch system for all personal and official mail.

 

The illustrated cover, sent via the US APO postal service was sent to England, under-franked with 10-cents postage and assessed 3-pence postage due.
 The sender was one of 18 members of the New Zealand Army Detachment headquartered in Saigon. Total in-country strength of New Zealand forces at this time was 534.

The small number of personnel in Vietnam makes mail sent by NZ units less plentiful than that of their Australian and Korean counterparts. It should also be somewhat less plentiful than mail from Thai allied forces. I have not found that to the the case, and it is reflected in the significantly higher market prices for Thai material related to the Vietnam War.
Strength of Military Assistance Forces in Vietnam in 1967 (US Department of the Army):

 (1)By the end of 1967

(a)following his electoral triumph, President Thieu sought to make his goverment more representative than it had been and to nuity politically and organizationally, only two of 19 cabinet members were soldiers and premier, Tran van Huong , was a civillian ,

 (b) The combat troop had risen from 175.000 to 525.00.

 (c)The Vietnamese and Vietcong matched and outpaced the US buil-up.

 (d) By counting all by day which supplied the the communisr they kill in hundreds of skirmishes in rice-fields and forests and in attacks on village Vietcong by night, they thought they were surely winning the war. But these missions to seek out and kill the enemy didnot bring conflict to en end.

          (e)American tactic proved of no avail in the Jungle of Vietnam. A helicopter gunship was not as effective as tens of thousand Vietcong and Viethminh, each armed with a rifle and able to live on adaily bowl of rice .It was impossible to kill them all.

Casualties would be replaced with new recruits, increase in American Combat troops with increased numbers of Viethminh. The Vietcong controlled much of Southern countryside.

          (f) The very rare Vietminh propaganda ‘s picture  and North Vietnam stamps about the Vietcong shoot down the American ‘s  aircraft combat were issued this day(P & PH)

(g) Nganh Quan Y, who born 16.4.1956 had written about Vietnam in 1967 :

 Thuchien loi day cua Bac Ho trong thu Nguoi gui can bo va chien si quan y ngay 31-7-1967:” Nguoi thay thuoc gioi dong thoi phai nhu la nguoi me hien, het long het suc cuu chua va phuc vu throng binh, benh binh”

Nganh quan y da tan tinh cuu chua va dieu tri khoi mot so lon thuong binh, bnh binh, trong do co nhieu truaong hop vet thuong va benh tat rat hiem ngheo. Rieng vien quan y 108, hang nam dieu tri tu 7000 den 8000 nguoi.(D) 

(2) November,8th. 1967

The Postally used home made cover of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp) Saigon Bureu Saigo,republic of Vietnam,  send with Bu Chinh Vietnam Cong Hoa 1 Dong stamp ,CDS Saigon  18-11.1967 to Cholon.

The cover have made of half page -3 stencil brochure in Vietnamese charater :

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Moi’ day mot thong tin v…………..

Trong ban tin tu Viet Nam gui ve…….

Pittsburg courier, da viet da so……….

Cho rang ho chien dau cho mot muc………………………………………………

Cuoc bieu tinh ‘hoa binh’ tai Hoa…..

            THU LANH LAO DONG INDONESIA UNG ……………. CUOC CHIEN DAU CUA VIET NAM CONG………………..

            Hoa Thinh Don(TM),-……………………

Va cung la mot nhan vat quoc hoi…..

Ngo loi trong mot chuong trinh tro……

Quoc rang cuoc vieng tham moi day…….. da khien ong tin can phai ung ho……….trong cuoc chien dau gianh doc ia………………………………..

            Ong, Darius Marpaun—chu……Thien Chua Giao Indonesia—da tu…. bao, ong noi :’Cong san tai quoc….. bi loai tru trong mot cuoc dao chi….. Viet Nam chi la mot bu nhin cua…..Nam (Viet cong) la mot phong trao.

            Nhay 8-8, ong Marpaung…. trinh vo truyen thanh nhan……

            Ong Marpaung cung tuyen….cuoc tham Vien moi day cua ong….khao voi ong tran Quoc Bu’u—Chu…….Viet Nam—ya ong da duoc biet ….chuch khung bo cua Chong san va Mat….la mot chong cu chinnh tri cua  dan ….Viet.

SAIGON SAP CO MOT BANH VIEN NHI…

            Nuu Uoc(TM)-Mot brnh…duoc xay cat tai Saigon,voi kinh…Chuc Cuu Tro Y’Te Nhi Dong Quoc Te….Nhan vien Virt Nam nhan lanh dieu….5 nam.

            Bacsy Arthur J.Barsky ,…..cho biet la benh vien se bat dau…tu 6 toi 9 thang sap toi.

            Den an cua to chuc gom he….. ‘Dieu tri cac tre em va huan luyen…

            Ong giai thich ‘Chung… toi nam nam Chung toi co the hoan…..Viet Nam va trao lai hoan toan cho…..benh vien do.

            To chuck nay la mot to ch….khong co muc dich chinh tri va tu….hoat dong co dich vu y te dac biet do gia kem mo mang.

……benh,vien dau tien thiet lap…….giai phau chinh hinh cac thoi.

……khong han che cong viec cua….. chinh hinh,trong khi’tai…xet nhu cau tai day va tu…..dieu tri nhung benh gi duoc.

….tien nhan va dieu duong gom do Uy Ban Cuu Tro Quoc Te.

            Tro Quoc Te, ong Morton Ham-burg…tiep nhan noi tren se do nhan ….oc cac tre em bi benh hoan.

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(Histories’s Infornation from  Postal History covers. The historic fact  not only about postal services but also the information about foreign native citizen who joint the lieration war , from Indonesian Darius Marpung, Rusian Arthur J.Sparky,Germans Morton Hamburg .

I hope  native Vietnamese will be kind to translate this very interesting postal history and war history ’s informations ,especially for the three men family –auth)

 

(3)  November,16th. 1967

SO TUY THAN  like a pasport book ,Hong tuoi 1957, so quan 57 A.1777,010 , Ly-Lich:   the name (Ho Ten) Nguyen Trien Lan , born (Senh) ngay(date) 1.3.1937 tai Huon duong sign by Chu-su Phong Toyen Binh ,Nguyen Van Cau, vai tu coch B.I.V.V. and red double circle stamps fauna like bamboo design ,five fingers print Dau Lan Tay, Tay Phai and Danh-Muc , Nhung trong toi va kinh toi-Hinpaht in another page.

The end of the book we found a documen ‘Phieu Dung Lam Giat Chuyen van Form , sign by Doan truong (OD)

 
 
 
 

November 21, 1967

The battle for Hill 875 continues: A new LZ was cut and for the first time the 173d ABN was able to lift out its wounded from the battle that started on the 19th. For seven hours Hill 875 was blasted with every artilley and air asset available. As the Americans formed for their assault, an NVA mortar barrage started. At 1500 the assault began behind a wall of arty but they quickly found mutually supporting bunkers built flush to the ground with up to 14 feet of protective dirt and logs. Ordinary grenades, flamethowers, LAWs, and RRs proved useless because the NVA had connecting tunnels. Twenty pound satchel charges or using grenades to ignite a concentrated napalm mixture poured into the opening proved to be effective. The NVA replied with RPGs and grenades. They even managed a counterattack on the rear and flanks of the American units. After clearing two trenchlines and closing to within 250 feet of the top of the hill, the assault halted as night approached. The Americans withdrew and Hill 875 was blasted with air and arty all night long and all the next day.

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12) December 1967

 

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The Battle of Tam Quan Dec. 6-20 pitted elements of the Ist Cavalry Division’s First Brigade and the First Battalion (Mechanized) 50th Infantry against a tenacious and well fortified enemy of the 22nd NVA Regiment of the 3rd (Sao Vang-Yellow Star) NVA Division. The battle took place close to the town of Tam Quan in the Central Highland’s coastal northern part of Binh Din Province. The Battle of Tam Quan was the biggest and most successful during Operation Pershing. The victorious U.S. units destroyed at least two battalions of the 22nd NVA Regiment which was setting up for the upcoming 1968 Tet Offensive. It accounted for 1/8 of all enemy killed for the whole year. When the smoke of the battle cleared the 1st Cavaltry Division and the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry emerged victorious and the enemy lost over 650 of their troops against only 58 U.S casualties in a battle which is rated 15th of the 20 deadliest battles of the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, the 1/50(M) Infantry lost 12 Americans on the 10th of December alone.


The 1st Marines and SLF ALPHA begin Operation MEDINA/BASTION HILL in the Hai Lang National Forest southwest of Quang Tri.

Some pictures taken during MEDINA/BASTION HILL:


(Radio Operator on the trail)


(Charlie Co on the move)


(Loading KIA’s aboard H-34)


The ROK 2nd Marine Brigade begins Operation DRAGON FIRE in Quang Ngai Province, killing 541 VC and suffering 46 KIA and 200 WIA.

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The enemy attacked the Phuoc Vinh base camp and airfield with 137 rounds of 122mm rocket and 82mm mortar fire. Results are 2 enemy killed, 12 US killed and 72 US wounded. There was light equipment and materiel damage.

(Phuoc Vinh in 1968)

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Battle of Ban Long. As part of CORONADO V, the 3/60th Inf Bn from the Mobile Riverine Force was ambushed about four miles northeast of Cai Be by a well-entrenched force from the 514th VC LF Bn. The 3/60th and the 5/60th Inf Bns reinforced during the fight. Losses were: 9 U.S. KIAs and 23 WIAs, 134 VC KIAs and 39 POWs.

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An unknown number of Viet Cong attacked the city of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province and the Hoi An prison. Friendly losses were four RFs killed, one National Police killed and four civilians. Enemy losses were 5 killed. Escapees: 30 killed, 206 recaptured and 960 escaped.

(Hoi An Old Town)

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The command elements of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division arrived in the RVN in the largest and longest aerial troop deployement in the history of modern warfare (Operation EAGLE THRUST brought 10,356 men more than 10,000 miles from Ft Campbell to Bien Hoa, Vietnam to join the 1st Brigade in South Vietnam)


(Major General Olinto M. Barsanti, the first commander of the Screaming Eagles in Vietnam)

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On this day , Prime Minister Tran van Kiem issued a letter of instruction calling for cooperation and coordination by all goverment of Vietnam (GVN) agencies in a program to neutralize the VCI (Vietcong  Central Intelligence-auth).

This letter gave the activity its legal designation of Phung Hoang, the name of a mythological animal that apprears only during times of peace and prosperity.

 

(perhaps the prime minister believed that invoking such a potent symbol would bring about the desired consummation).

         

(2)December,29th 1967

Foreign minister Thrinh have said on this day, that North  Vietnam will “Talk once the US halts its bombing.

   

(2)December 13, 1967(3)December 20th 1967

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 the end @ copyright Dr Iwan Suwandy 2011

 (3)December 20th 1967

2 thoughts on “Driwan Vietnam War Cybermuseum:”The Vietnam War 1967″

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