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A Remembrance of Hue, Vietnam 1968

Guest article by Nathan Nguyen During the North Vietnamese Army’s surprise 1968 Tet Offensive, a fierce battle raged in the city of Hue. Pitting North Vietnamese Army regulars and Vietcong against…

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from Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

Fighting the VC and NVA in III Corps

Captured Viet Cong Soldier (Corbis)

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Russian/Chinese T-54 NVA tank burns. 30 Apr 1975, Saigon, Vietnam --- Fights break out between South and North Vietnamese troops in Saigon. --- Image by © Jacques Pavlovsky/Sygma/Corbis

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March 13, 1967. Troops of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division battled for more than ten hours after two companies were caught in heavy crossfire.

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Sgt. Robert L. Howard carries a North Vietnamese Army POW to received medical treatment. Howard served five tours in Vietnam, commissioned as an officer in 1969, and earned the Medal of Honor. He retired as a colonel and passed away in December 2009. (Source: army.mil)

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Those who survived Nov 1970 top secret mission behind lines in Laos credit Master Sgt.Edward Ziobron with saving lives of platoon during off-&-on,4-day running battle with North Vietnamese Army.Ziobron,64-year-old member of West Virginia National Guard living near Martinsburg,received no official recognition of actions until 2005,when awarded Distinguished Service Cross.National Guard officials pushing to have upgraded to Medal Of Honor for Ziobron's actions Nov.25-29,1970.

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21 May 1969, A Shau Valley, Vietnam --- Injured paratroopers with the 101st Airborne make their way down 'Hamburger Hill' past a wounded col...

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Vietnamese Woman Soldier Hurls Wooden Hand Grenade

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US Marines fighting in Hue, near North Vietnam, during the Tet offensive. In January 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a large series of attacks in what came to be known as the Tet Offensive. In military terms it was a huge setback for North Vietnam and for the Viet Cong. But images of fierce fighting, killings, and specially the attempt on the US Embassy in Saigon, were contemplated with shock by the American public opinion, fueling a growing opposition to the war.

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Marine of the 2nd Platoon of Foxtrot Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, fires his M-70 at a strong point of the North Vietnamese Army resistance in the Citadel during the battle of Hue, 18 February 1968. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph – NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Vietnam.

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