In June 1970, one of
the objectives of Viet Cong operations was to disrupt the pacification
did this through harassment attacks on US and PF outposts, assassination of local GVN officials, and
kidnapping of local people for indoctrination and labor. The importance of their efforts was evidenced by
the influx of NVA replacements to Local Force VC units and their numerous small unit attacks on isolated
PF outposts. Night ambush patrols near the pacification villes frequently intercepted the VC.
An Thinh (1) at BS 691 805. SGT "Kid" Ridgeway at the defensive position overlooking the ville. This
1970 view is looking to the NE. Photos provided by Dennis Linn & Ray Tyndall(3/B/1-6 Inf 1970-71).
These soldiers (George Leger, Ray Mendez, Gene Arnspiger, and Ray Tyndall) from 3/B/1-6 Inf clean
their weapons while sitting on a culvert covered bunker on the northwest side of the American defensive
position at An Thinh (1).
|The Americal Division CUPP
pacification efforts began in Oct 69 in three hamlet areas:
Phu Vinh BS 683 799
Phu Thanh BS690 787
My Loc BS 677 779
Efforts at An Thinh 1 began in 1970.
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