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'''National Highway 19'''', in [[Vietnam]], runs westward from the seaport of [[Qui Nhon]], thorough the [[Central Highlands]] to [[Pleiku]],  
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'''National Highway 9''' of [[Vietnam]] is a major east-west road crossing [[Quang Tri]] province. It links to [[Laos|Laotian]] Highway 9, and then [[Thailand|Thai]] Highway 212.  It intersects the principal north-south road, [[National Highway 1 (Vietnam)|National Highway 1]] at Dong Ha.
  
Along the highway is Mang Yang Pass, where an elite French force, Groupe Mobile 100 (GM 100) was destroyed in 1954.
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During the [[Vietnam War]], Highway 9 was in South Vietnam, roughly parallelling the Demilitarized Zone from the coast to the Laotian border.
 
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It goes through [[An Khe]], which was the headquarters for the U.S. [[1st Cavalry Division|1st Cavalry Division (airmobile)]]; see the [[Battle of the Ia Drang]].
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National Highway 9 of Vietnam is a major east-west road crossing Quang Tri province. It links to Laotian Highway 9, and then Thai Highway 212. It intersects the principal north-south road, National Highway 1 at Dong Ha.

During the Vietnam War, Highway 9 was in South Vietnam, roughly parallelling the Demilitarized Zone from the coast to the Laotian border.