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Tet 1968

The Tet holiday, the lunar new year, was celebrated by all the different factions in Vietnam. It was agreed by both sides during December of 1967 that there would be a truce during the holiday that began at the end of January 68. And on 31 Jan 68, in the middle of the truce, the North Vietnamese began their one big attack, attempting to knock out the South Vietnamese government. I know; I was there. As a rifle company commander in the 101st Airborne Division, I was located right outside of Hue when it all began. The lesson to be learned here is that one can never trust an enemy who lacks honor and decency. We should, to quote Ronald Reagan, trust, but verify. Let us not trust the radical muslims who hate us.

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