LtCol James F. Durand, USMC (Ret)

Author’s bio: LtCol Durand served as an intelligence and East Asia Foreign Area Officer. He graduated from the ROK Naval War College, and served tours with the Special U.S. Liaison Advisor, Korea and the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea.

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The Battle of Tra Binh Dong is one of the most acclaimed battles fought by Korean forces during the Vietnam War. From Feb. 14-15, 1967, Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines of the 11th Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Brigade—the “Blue Dragons”—defeated a regimental-sized attack force in...