On Vietnam’s Roads

John Teasdale continues his history of road travel during the Vietnam War

The US Marine Corps’ 3rd Marine Division established its forward headquarters in the Marine Compound at Da Nang Air Base on May 6, 1965. As the division’s infantry battalions arrived in theatre, they were dispersed southwards and westwards across the country to defend air bases and ancillary facilities, and to take the war to the Viet Cong guerrillas.

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