Vietnam War Patch ARVN 3rd DIVISION "BEN HAI" (Old Version)

This vintage Vietnam war in-country machine-embroidered patch measures 3.25" by 2.75", used condition. A valuable addition to your Vietnam war military memorabilia collection.

During Vietnam war, the ARVN 3rd Division was located near BEN HAI river, Central of Vietnam. The Bến Hải River ( Vietnamese : Sông Bến Hải ) is a river in central Vietnam which became an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two parts extended about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) from either side of the river. At the time of the partition, the principal north-south road (Highway 1) crossed the Bến Hải River over Hien Luong Bridge (also known as the "Peace Bridge"), a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950. After the partition, the northern portion of the bridge was painted red and the southern portion yellow. The bridge was damaged by American bombardment during the Vietnam War in 1967. After the Paris Peace Accords , a modern bridge was built next to the old bridge.

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