Red mortars hit Da Nang 50 years ago this hour (July 1 1965)

Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - America's Enemy [5/11]' (July 1, 1965, at 24:16)

(Thursday, July 1, 1965, 1:30 a.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Communist guerrillas bombarded the big U.S. air base at Da Nang, 375 miles northeast of Saigon, South Vietnam, early today with a surprise mortar and hand grenade attack.

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