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Michelin Plantation

Located at XT 560-500 in Binh Long province in the infamous War Zone C in III Corps. The largest rubber tree plantation in South Vietnam. The U.S. Army was required to pay the owners of the plantation for any rubber trees damaged as a result of operations in the plantation (known as "manoever damage"). This placed some restrictions on U.S. operations which the NVA used as an advantage and used the area as a staging area for attacks.

The plantation was the locale for Operation Attleboro involving the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, elements of the 25th Infantry Division, elements of the 4th Infantry Division, and the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate). In this operation which utilized over 22,000 U.S. troops (along with additional ARVN for appearances sake) the objective was to locate and destroy the 271st, 272nd, and 273rd VC Regiments along with the 101st VC Regiment, part of the 9th VC Division. The action occurred during September through November of 1966. 1,016 NVA/VC were reported killed in this operation.


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