Quảng Ngãi

Quảng Ngãi is a province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.Quảng Ngãi Province was one of the first provinces in central Vietnam (together with Quảng Trị) to organize self-defence units in March 1945. The Ba Tơ Guerrilla Unit mobilized tens of thousands of peasants. It was known as a Việt Cộng stronghold during the Second Indochina War (1955-1975) and was the site of the purported Bình Hòa massacre (1966) and the My Lai Massacre (1968), as well as Operations Malheur I and Malheur II and Operation Quyet Thang 202. The province produced famous war literature on both sides of the conflict: The now-famous wartime diary of Viet Cong medic Đặng Thùy Trâmwas written here, and, from an American perspective, Quảng Ngãi Province is the major setting of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.