Vietnam War A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States

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List of United States battles in the Vietnam War, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Vietnam War involving the United States is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Vietnam War battles that involved Vietnam War you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

List is made up of items like Battle of Hue and Battle of Khe Sanh.

This list answers the question, "What Vietnam War battles was United States involved in?"

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Battle of A Shau is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
A Sầu Valley, Vietnam - The Battle of A Shau was waged in early 1966 during the Vietnam War between the North Vietnamese Army and the forces of the United States and South Vietnam. The battle began on March 9 and ...more

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Battle of An Lao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
An Lão District, Vietnam - The Battle of An Lão occurred after the Viet Cong captured the district headquarters of An Lão, Binh Dinh, about 300 miles from Saigon. Viet Cong rebels launched an early morning ...more

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Battle of An Lộc is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Bình Long Province - The Battle of An Lộc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted for 66 days and culminated in a decisive victory for South Vietnam. In many ways, the struggle for An Lộc in 1972 was an ...more

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Battle of Ap Bac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Tien Giang Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Ấp Bắc was a major battle fought on January 2, 1963, during the Vietnam War. It was fought in Định Tường Province, South Vietnam. On December 28, 1962, US intelligence detected the ...more

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Battle of Ba Gia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ba Gia, Vietnam - The Battle of Ba Gia was a major battle that marked the beginning of the National Liberation Front's Summer Offensive of 1965, during the early phases of the Vietnam War, which is known in ...more

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Battle of Ban Dong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ban Dong, Phitsanulok, Thailand - The Battle of Ban Dong was a major battle of the Vietnam War that took place in Laos, involving the North and South Vietnamese armies. The battle lasted from February 8 to March 20, 1971. Before ...more

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Battle of Ban Houei Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ban Houei Sane, Laos - The Battle of Ban Houei Sane was a battle of the Vietnam War that began on the night of 23 January 1968, when the 24th Regiment of the North Vietnamese 304th Division overran the small Laotian ...more

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Battle of Bình Gia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Phuoc Tuy province - The Battle of Binh Gia, which was part of a larger communist campaign, was conducted by the Viet Cong from December 28, 1964, to January 1, 1965, during the Vietnam War in Bình ...more

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Battle of Chan La is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ca Mau, Vietnam - The Battle of Chà Là was a battle of the Vietnam War. The assault by Viet Cong forces was one in a series of attacks since the battle of Ap Bac back in January, in an attempt to ...more

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Battle of Dak To is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Đắk Tô, Vietnam - The Battle of Đắk Tô was a series of major engagements of the Vietnam War that took place between November 3 to 22, 1967, in Kon Tum Province, in the Central Highlands of the Republic of ...more

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Battle of FSB Mary Ann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Fire Support Base Mary Ann, Vietnam - The Battle of FSB Mary Ann occurred when Viet Cong sappers attacked the U.S. firebase located in Quảng Tín Province, South Vietnam early on the morning of 28 March 1971. Fire support base ...more

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Battle of Go Cong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Gò Công, Vietnam - The Battle of Go Cong was a small battle during the Vietnam War. It took place on September 3, 1963, after the General Staff of the Viet Cong called for "another Ap Bac" on South ...more

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Battle of Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam - The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a battle of the Vietnam War that was fought by the United States and South Vietnam against North Vietnamese forces from May 10–20, 1969. Although the heavily ...more

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Battle of Hiep Hoa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Hiep Hoa, Vietnam - The Battle of Hiep Hoa was a minor battle of the Vietnam War. On the night of November 22, 1963, an estimated 500 Vietcong fighters overrun the Hiep Hoa Special Forces Camp, resulting in four ...more

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Battle of Hill 881 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Khe Sanh, Vietnam - The Hill Fights was a battle during the Vietnam War between the People's Army of Vietnam 325C Division and United States Marines on several hill masses north of the Khe Sanh Combat Base in the I ...more

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Battle of Ia Drang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam - The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The two-part ...more

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Battle of Kham Duc is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Quang Nam Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Kham Duc was a major battle of the Vietnam War. The event occurred in Khâm Đức, now district capital of Phước Sơn District, then in Quảng Tín Province, between 10–12 ...more

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Battle of Kontum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Kon Tum, Vietnam - The lead-up to the Battle of Kontum began in mid-1971, when North Vietnam decided that its victory in Operation Lam Son 719 indicated that the time had come for large-scale conventional ...more

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Battle of Lang Vei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Lang Vei began on the evening of 6 February and concluded during the early hours of 7 February 1968, in Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam. Towards the end of 1967 the 198th Tank ...more

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Battle of Lima Site 85 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Houaphanh Province, Laos - The Battle of Lima Site 85, also called Battle of Phou Pha Thi, was fought as part of a military campaign waged during the Vietnam War and Laotian Civil War by the Vietnam People’s Army and the ...more

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Battle of Loc Ninh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Bình Long Province - The Battle of Lộc Ninh was a major battle fought during the Easter Offensive during the Vietnam War, which took place in Bình Long Province, South Vietnam between 4–7 April 1972. Towards ...more

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Battle of Long Tan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Phuoc Tuy province - The Battle of Long Tan took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong ...more

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Battle of Nam Dong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Nam Dong CIDG Camp, Vietnam - The Battle of Nam Dong took place from July 5-6 1964, when the Viet Cong and PAVN attacked the Nam Dong CIDG camp in an attempt to overrun it.

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Battle of Ong Thanh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Bình Dương Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Ong Thanh was fought at the stream of that name on the morning of October 17, 1967, in Chơn Thành District, at the time part of the old Bình Dương Province, South ...more

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Battle of Snuol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Snuol District, Cambodia - The Battle of Snuol was a major battle of the Vietnam War, conducted by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam as part of Operation Toàn Thắng TT02. The battle lasted from January 5 to May

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Battle of Song Be is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Sông Bé Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Sông Bé was a major action between the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam and Army of the Republic of Vietnam in May 1965. Planned as a major show of ...more

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Battle of Xa Cam My is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Phuoc Tuy province - The Battle of Xa Cam My was fought over two days from April 11–12, 1966, 10 miles south of the village of Cam My in Phuoc Tuy Province, during the Vietnam War. Originally planned as a U.S. ...more

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Battle of Đồng Hới is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Đồng Hới, Vietnam - The Battle of Đồng Hới was a clash between United States Navy warships and three North Vietnamese air force MiG-17F fighter bombers, several torpedo boats and shore batteries on April 19, 1972 ...more

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Easter Offensive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Vietnam - The Easter Offensive was a military campaign conducted by the People's Army of Vietnam against the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and the United States military between March 30 and October 22, ...more

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Fall of Saigon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975. The event marked ...more

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Battle of Saigon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The First Battle of Saigon, fought during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War, was the coordinated attack by communist forces, including both the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong, ...more

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Battle of Fire Support Base Ri... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Fire Support Base Ripcord, Vietnam - The Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord was a 23-day battle between the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and the North Vietnamese Army from July 1, 1970 until July 23, 1970. It was the last ...more

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1975 Spring Offensive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
South Vietnam - The 1975 Spring Offensive was a series of increasingly large-scale and ambitious offensive operations by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong that began on 13 December 1974. The eventual goal of ...more

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Mayaguez incident is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Mayaguez incident Koh Tang - The Mayaguez incident, which took place between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the United States from May 12–15, 1975, less than a month after the Khmer Rouge took control of the capital Phnom Penh ...more

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Operation Attleboro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Dầu Tiếng District, Vietnam - Operation Attleboro was a Vietnam War search and destroy operation by the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. The operation was named after Attleboro, Massachusetts, where the brigade had been formed. ...more

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Operation Barrel Roll is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Laos - Operation Barrel Roll was a covert U.S. Air Force 2nd Air Division and U.S. Navy Task Force 77, interdiction and close air support campaign conducted in the Kingdom of Laos between 14 December ...more

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Operation Bolo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Operation Bolo Vietnam - Operation Bolo was a deception-based mission during the Vietnam War devised to lure fighter aircraft of the Vietnam People's Air Force -- Không Quân Nhân Dân Việt ...more

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Operation Cedar Falls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Củ Chi District - Operation Cedar Falls was a military operation of the Vietnam War conducted primarily by US forces. The aim of this massive search and destroy operation was to eradicate the so-called "Iron ...more

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Operation Commando Hunt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ho Chi Minh trail - Operation Commando Hunt was a covert U.S. Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 aerial interdiction campaign that took place during the Vietnam War. The operation began on 11 November ...more

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Operation Dewey Canyon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam - Operation Dewey Canyon was the last major offensive by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. It took place from January 22 through March 18, 1969 and involved a sweep of the ...more

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Operation Freedom Deal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Java, Indonesia - Operation Freedom Deal was a U.S. Seventh Air Force interdiction and close air support campaign waged in Cambodia between 19 May 1970 and 15 August 1973, during the Vietnam War. The initial ...more

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Operation Hastings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone - Operation Hastings was an American military operation in the Vietnam War. The operation was a qualified success in that it pushed the North Vietnamese Army forces back across the Demilitarized ...more

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Operation Hump is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Biên Hòa, Vietnam - Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation initiated on 8 November 1965 by the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in an area about 17.5 miles north of Bien Hoa. The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian ...more

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Operation Igloo White is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Laos - Operation Igloo White was a covert United States joint military electronic warfare operation conducted from late January 1968 until February 1973, during the Vietnam War. These missions were ...more

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Operation Ivory Coast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Sơn Tây prison camp, Vietnam - Operation Ivory Coast was a rescue mission conducted in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War by United States Special Operations Forces and other elements of the U.S. military. It was also the ...more

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Operation Jefferson Glenn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam - Operation Jefferson Glenn ran from September 5, 1970 to October 6, 1971 and was the last major operation in which U.S. ground forces participated in Vietnam and the final major offensive in ...more

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Operation Junction City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam - Operation Junction City was an 82-day military operation conducted by United States and Republic of Vietnam forces begun on 22 February 1967 during the Vietnam War. It was the largest U.S. ...more

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Operation Lam Son 719 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
Ho Chi Minh trail - Operation Lam Son 719 was a limited-objective offensive campaign conducted in southeastern portion of the Kingdom of Laos by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam between 8 February and 25 ...more

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Operation Linebacker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
North Vietnam - Operation Linebacker was the title of a U.S. Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 air interdiction campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 9 May to 23 October ...more

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Operation Linebacker II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list A List of the Vietnam War Battles Involving United States
North Vietnam - Operation Linebacker II was a US Seventh Air Force and US Navy Task Force 77 aerial bombing campaign, conducted against targets in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the final period of ...more