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There is a district in Quang Ngai Provincemarker named Son Tay, Quang Ngai.


Sơn Tây is an urban district and city in Hanoimarker, the capital of Vietnammarker. It was the capital of Sơn Tây Province before merging with Hà Ðông in 1965.

Sơn Tây lies 35km west of the capital Hanoi and is often referred to as “soldier town” due to the proliferation of army barracks and military institutions that surrounds the town, including the Vietnamese People's Army Infantry Academy.

For Western media, Sơn Tây is more well-known for the U.S.marker Military's Prisoner-Of-War rescue attemptmarker, which occurred in the early morning hours of November 21, 1970, when a special task force of Green Berets, supported by Air Force and Navy assets, raided a P.O.W. campmarker located in the province. The raid failed in its stated objective when it was discovered there were no prisoners, but managed to extract successfully with minimal loss in equipment, and no loss of life for the raiding force.

Sơn Tây’s future is seen as being very much that of a satellite city of Hanoi and as a result there are plans to relocate universities and other public facilities to Sơn Tây where land is cheaper and more plentiful. The government have commenced this ambitious program by duplicating the main Hanoi—Sơn Tây carriageway which was expected to be completed in 2009.

Pham Van Son, a general was from Sơn Tây.


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