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Close Air Support and the Battle for Khe Sanh By Lieutenant Colonel Shawn P. Callahan, United States Marine Corps
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In the 77 days from 20 January to 18 March of 1968, two divisions of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) surrounded a regiment of U.S. Marines on a mountain plateau in the northwest corner of south... More > Vietnam known as Khe Sanh. The episode was no accident; it was in fact a carefully orchestrated meeting in which both sides got what they wanted. The north Vietnamese succeeded in surrounding the Marines in a situation in many ways similar to Dien Bien Phu, and may have been seeking similar tactical, operational, and strategic results. General William C. Westmoreland, the commander of the joint U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, meanwhile, sought to lure the NVA into the unpopulated terrain around the 26th Marines in order to wage a battle of annihilation with air power. In this respect Khe Sanh has been lauded as a great victory of air power, a military instrument of dubious suitability to much of the Vietnam conflict.< Less
In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam By James O. Finnegan, MD
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Dr. James Finnegan spent one year in Vietnam during the war as a combat surgeon, including heading a surgical team in Khe Sanh during the famous 77 day siege of that combat base. His stories are... More > personal, unique, and describe a side of the war seldom reported in the media. Each story is based on the true personal experiences of a physician who himself received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in action.< Less
In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam By James O. Finnegan, MD
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Dr. James Finnegan spent one year in Vietnam during the war as a combat surgeon, including heading a surgical team in Khe Sanh during the famous 77 day siege of that combat base. His stories are... More > personal, unique, and describe a side of the war seldom reported in the media. Each story is based on the true personal experiences of a physician who himself received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in action.< Less