PK-17

PK-17 was an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and U.S. Marine Corps and Army base located northwest of Huế, Thừa Thiên Province in central Vietnam.

PK-17
Coordinates16°32′49″N 107°26′56″E / 16.547°N 107.449°E
TypeMarines/Army
Site history
Built1966
In use1966-68
Battles/wars
Vietnam Service Medal ribbon

Vietnam War
Garrison information
OccupantsArmy of the Republic of Vietnam

History

The base was located along Highway 1 at the 17 km mark from the city of Huế. Its name was an abbreviation of the French Poste Kilometre 17.[1][2]

On 30 January 1967 a platoon of 2 M110 howitzers from the 1st 155th Gun Battery moved to PK-17. On 6 April 1967 PK-17 was attacked by People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces, resulting in 2 Marines killed and 7 wounded.

In January 1968 PK-17 was the base for two battalions of the ARVN 1st Division and one battalion of the Airborne Division.[2]

The base played an important role during the Battle of Huế in early 1968. On 2 February the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment was deployed from Camp Evans to PK-17 to launch an attack towards La Chu to close off the PAVN supply routes west of Huế. The 2/12th Cavalry was pinned down by superior PAVN forces and eventually broke out on the night of 3 February leaving their dead behind.[3]

References

  1. ^ Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. pp. 5–408. ISBN 978-1555716257.
  2. ^ a b Shulimson, Jack; LtCol. Leonard Blasiol; Charles R. Smith; Capt. David A. Dawson (1997). U.S. Marines in Vietnam: 1968, the Defining Year. History and Museums Division, USMC. p. 107. ISBN 0-16-049125-8.
  3. ^ Bowden, Mark (2017). Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. Atlantic Monthly Press. p. 176. ISBN 9780802127006.

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Constituency MR-2

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Constituency MR-3

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Constituency PK-09 (Peshawar-IX)

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Constituency PK-10 (Peshawar-X)

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Constituency PK-14 (Lower Dir-II)

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Constituency PK-18 (Charsadda-II)

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Constituency PK-19 (Charsadda-III)

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Constituency PK-20 (Charsadda-IV)

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Constituency PK-21 (Charsadda-V)

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Constituency PK-22 (Charsadda-VI)

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Constituency PK-24 (Mardan-II)

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Constituency PK-25 (Mardan-III)

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Constituency PK-26 (Mardan-IV)

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Constituency PK-27 (Mardan-V)

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Constituency PK-58 (Tor Ghar)

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