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Tet 68

During the agreed upon truce during the Tet (lunar new year) celebration in 1968 the No Vietnamese attacked everywhere across South Vietnam. They achieved initial successes but were quickly beat down. I was a rifle company commander in the 101st Airborne Div and was involved in the fight to retake the old imperial capital of Hue–it was the bloodiest fighting I was ever in. Well, it all ended today in 1968; the bad guys were beaten and beaten very badly. However, the American Main Stream Media called this a huge success for the No Vietnamese and the anti-war protesters believed them and turned up the heat. The No Vietnamese were going to just pull out of the war, but the US Media convinced them to stay in. That’s the rest of the story.

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