December 31, 1967

Year Ends With Heavy US Presence in Vietnam


Soldiers in Loc Nihn
Loc Ninh

One of the bloodiest battles of the war takes place in the Central Highlands near Dak To. About 4,500 troops of the U. S. 4th Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade face off 6,000 North Vietnamese troops of the 174th regiment. The North Vietnamese are forced to withdraw, with 1,455 dead troops. U.S. casualities number 285 killed and 985 wounded.