Operation Sunset Beach

Operation Sunset Beach
Part of Vietnam War
Date2 September-11 October 1966
Location
ResultU.S. claims operational success
Belligerents
 United States Viet Cong
Commanders and leaders
MGen Frederick C. Weyand
Col. Thomas M. Tarpley
Strength
2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
Casualties and losses
29 killedUS body count: 80 killed
further 135 estimated killed

Operation Sunset Beach was an operation conducted by the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in Hậu Nghĩa Province, southeastern Tây Ninh Province and southwestern Bình Dương Province, lasting from 2 September to 11 October 1966.[1]

Prelude

Operation Sunset Beach was planned as a security operation intended to engage Viet Cong forces before the South Vietnamese national elections scheduled for 11 September 1966.[1]

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