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Viet Cong Blow Up Troop Train, Threaten U.S.-Sponsored Resettlement Project

May 12, 1962 - A small Communist force blew up a troop train Thursday in central Vietnam, causing heavy Vietnamese losses. Today, other Viet Cong units were threatening a U.S.-sponsored resettlement project 40 miles north of Saigon. In the attack on the troop train, the Viet Cong struck boldly at midday against the coastal railroad between Danang and Hue and blew up a bridge as the train was crossing it. Three front coaches filled with Civil Guardsmen were derailed. The Communists then sprayed the wreckage with automatic fire. Twenty-seven guardsmen were killed and thirty wounded. There were no casualties among civilians who were riding in rear coaches.


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