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  1. The first US Infantry ground combat unit committed to Vietnam, came ashore at what place, 8 March 1965?
    Da Nang
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  2. Which US Army Officer was Court Martialled for the My Lai massacre?
    Lieutenant William L. Calley.
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  3. When was the USS Maddox attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
    August 4, 1964
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  4. When did the Tet offensive Begin?
    Jan 29, 1968.
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  5. What was the largest Marine ground offensive in Vietnam?
    Operation Starlite. Aug 15, 1965
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  6. What kind of combat were the Marines engaged in the 30 day battle of Hue City?
    House to house
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  7. What was the Battle of Long Tan?
    On August 18, 1966, the most intense battle ever to involve Australian soldiers and the Viet Cong, was fought in a rubber plantation at a place called Long Tan in Phuoc Tuy Province. The battle involved D Company, 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) and elements of the 5th Viet Cong Division and other branches of the North Vietnamese Army. The Australian contingent was about 108 strong - the enemy numbered around 2,000. This battle was the biggest and longest daylight action the Australians had in Vietnam. Total Australian casualties at Long Tan were 18 killed and 24 wounded in action. The Viet Cong force, estimated at 2,500, had been badly mauled by the Australian Army and New Zealand artillery, as 245 enemy dead were found in the battle area. It was apparent that the Viet Cong commanders had failed to appreciate the effectiveness of sustained artillery fire by the Aussies and Kiwis, and paid dearly as a result.
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