American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Tou·rane (to͝o-ränˈ)Da Nang A city of central Vietnam on the South China Sea. It was the site of an important U.S. military base during the Vietnam War. Population: 590,000.
“In either case they were thought to have retreated to the Ashau valley, where they could strike Da Nang or Hue.”
“The McDonnell RF-101 reconnaissance aircraft and newer additions to the lineup (the fighter and reconnaissance versions of the McDonnell F-4C were visible to the press from Udorn, Thailand, to Da Nang and Saigon in South Vietnam.”
“Fighting had broken out in Da Nang on the northern coast of South Vietnam near the old provincial capital of Hue.”
“Early that morning, January 30, the Vietnamese New Year, the air base at Da Nang was hit as part of an attack by sixty-seven thousand pro-North Vietnam troops on thirty-six provincial capitals and five major cities including Saigon.”
“I got to Da Nang all right, but as I passed the threshold prior to touchdown I was greeted by a stream of tracers.”
“I had been arrested by the government after members of my unit commandeered the last Boeing 727 out of Da Nang to Saigon.”
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