Battle of Ap Bac
Events in South Vietnam and Laos in 1962 and the first week of 1963. General Harkins becomes the commander of the American military in South Vietnam, its headquarters is commonly referred to as MACV. A biography of General Harkins is given. In the first week of 1963 the Viet Cong repulses an attack by the ARVIN near the village of Ap Bac, five American helicopters are destroyed. The story of the Civil War in Laos in 1962.