6th Battalion, 56th Artillery (HAWK)
Tan Son Nhut Today

Tan Son Nhut Today

C Battery, 6th Battalion, 56th Artillery (HAWK) was stationed on Tan Son Nhut Airbase. C Battery was located at the northwest area of the base close to the ammo dump and Gate 0-55. Tan Son Nhat Air Base was the target of major communist attacks during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

Men of C Battery served as a quick reaction force during the daylight hours and physically maintained the perimeter at Gate 0-58 during the hours of darkness during Tet 1968. The men of C Battery maintained this commitment until they were relieved on 10 February 1968 by an Armored Calvary unit.

The battery withstood all communist offensives, including the Tet offensive.


Tan Son Nhut International Airport Ho Chi Minh City 
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