An Loc

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An Loc is 65 miles north of Saigon, on Highway 13. During the Vietnam War, it was part of Binh Dinh Province, but it is now in Binh Phuoc Province.

It is south of Loc Ninh. Chon Thanh is to its other side.

Vietnam War

A good deal of combat took place in the area, throughout the war, but perhaps the best known Battle of An Loc took place in April 1972. [1] It was part of the North Vietnamese 1972 offensive, and was fought by Army of the Republic of Viet Nam soldiers. That was a major defense of the approaches to Saigon.

Later, after the Paris Peace Talks agreement was implemented, the last American military adviser to die in combat in Vietnam died at An Loc.


  1. James H. Willbanks, Thiet Giap! The Battle of An Loc, April 1972, Combat Studies Institute, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army