In Indochina, for example, the Marines not only held territory but engaged in now-legendary confrontational battles at Hue and Khe Sanh
But Khe Sanh
was a mountain base, not a "city", and it was never taken from the Americans.
One of the bloodiest of those ground battles, the siege of Khe Sanh
in the northwestern highlands of South Vietnam, began in February 1968 and lasted 77 days.
forces establishing a logistics base on the Laotian border near the old abandoned Khe Sanh
and Vandegrift Marine bases.
We were together at Khe Sanh
1968, January and February.
The route passes many significant sites from the American War including Khe Sanh
, the location of the longest and most controversial battle, and a cave which was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war.
That era's proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen are part of a deep line of warriors - patriots who served and fought in Lexington and Concord, at Gettysburg and Midway, at Ia Drang and Khe Sanh
, and, more recently, in Fallujah and Helmand.
The first chapter briefly examines the historical case studies that demonstrate the viability of the operationally offensive, tactically defensive concept such as Gettysburg (a failure), Dien Bien Phu (another failure due to a lack of airpower), and Khe Sanh
(a success due specifically to air power).
Partel, is a 318 page action-thriller, suspense war story about a ship, an air wing, and a pilot based on actual US Navy and Marine Corps events in the Western Pacific in early 1968--the Pueblo seizure, Operation Igloo White, Khe Sanh
, Tet, and the first bombing halt.
In 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh
began during the Vietnam War.
Friendly reinforcements quickly moved into that area, and the battle of Khe Sanh
To see the country's more recent history, visitors may wish to take a tour of significant areas during the Vietnam War, such as the Khe Sanh
combat base and the Vinh Moc Tunnels.