from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.


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  • In either case they were thought to have retreated to the Ashau valley, where they could strike Da Nang or Hue.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • 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.

    Thud Ridge

  • Fighting had broken out in Da Nang on the northern coast of South Vietnam near the old provincial capital of Hue.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • 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.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • I got to Da Nang all right, but as I passed the threshold prior to touchdown I was greeted by a stream of tracers.

    On Yankee Station

  • I had been arrested by the government after members of my unit commandeered the last Boeing 727 out of Da Nang to Saigon.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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