October 9 This Day During The Vietnam War

October 9, 1966 – The Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh Massacre was a massacre conducted by South Korean forces on October 9 and October 10, 1966, of 280 unarmed citizens in Tịnh Sơn village, Sơn Tịnh District, Quang Ngai province in South Vietnam. The massacre was conducted in two hamlets in Tinh Son village. One massacre was conducted in the Dien Nien Temple in Dien Nien hamlet, the second massacre was conducted in Phuoc Binh hamlet schoolyard. Most of the victims were children, elderly and women. The number of dead is given as 180 by Viet Nam News. The South Korean forces conducted similar massacres in Binh An village, Binh Hoa village, Binh Tai village and Tay Vinh village in the same year.

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