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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Ia Drang Valley, Battle of

Ia Drang Valley, Battle of (South Vietnam) On 14–18 November 1965, North Vietnamese Regulars attacked and pinned down two badly outnumbered battalions of the First Air Cavalry Division, but retreated after encountering heavy US resistance and being hit by B-52 aerial bombardment. US losses: 300 killed. Enemy losses: 1,770 killed. After Ia Drang, the Communists avoided committing large units to fight US troops and emphasized hit-and-run guerrilla tactics.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Ia Drang Valley, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S47V3HSMTXALG18.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Ia Drang Valley, Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 22 Aug. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S47V3HSMTXALG18.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Ia Drang Valley, Battle of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 22 August 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S47V3HSMTXALG18.