The Mekong Delta

The delta region west of Saigon includes the canals and rivers of Bassac and Mekong. This is the most fertile region of the country which also made it strategically important for both sides. Places like Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Sa Dec, Cao Lanh and Soc Trang are well known to those who once operated in the areas and should be on every traveler’s list to visit.

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Scattered across the region was also many smaller firebases, Special Forces bases and other installations. River operations meant a lot of patrolling to search out enemy transports and hidden caches of food and weapons, but also deploying Navy Seals and other forces going out on missions. Over time we will add pictures and more information about places of interest around The Delta. Stay tuned.

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