Southeast Asia Clean Sweep: The last Khmer base falls

The last Khmer base falls

"The shelling started at midnight. It was so heavy that I could hardly raise my head to fire at the men climbing toward us," said Squad Leader Ngun Chin, 29, describing the Vietnamese artillery rounds that rained last week on Green Hill, the last major Khmer resistance stronghold on the Thai-Kampuchean border. All night long, Chin and his 32 guerrilla fighters were pinned down in a trench at the edge of a steep escarpment that the defenders had hoped would protect them against being overrun. But shortly before dawn, Chin's squad received orders to withdraw, and the camp's entire complement of...

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