The Battle for Hue, Vietnam

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11 Responses to The Battle for Hue, Vietnam

  1. Bright Eyes says:

    Bug Fuck an Battle Dressing in the strip of inner tube on yer helmet. Don’t go out with out it.

  2. Alemaster says:

    Mark Bowden of “Blackhawk Down” fame wrote a great book about our Marines and Hue. regards, Alemaster

  3. surfin bird says:

    That tank at 7:22, the turrets. What the heck is that?

  4. Phil B says:

    It’s a pity that it didn’t mention the 50,000 civilians murdered by the NVA/Viet Cong as “enemies of the revolution” such as teachers, civil servants, police etc. and discovered in mass graves after the battle. Showing that aspect would have been justification of the USA presence in Vietnam.

    Walter Cronkite should have been shot as a traitor for his belittling of the achievements of the Marines and declaring that they had lost. In fact the Marines won decisively, broke the back of the NVA and wiped out the Viet Kong. The war was over and it was only when they detected that the new president of the USA would not back the South Vietnamese government that they reinvaded in 1974 and “won” against only the ARVN, NOT American troops.

    • crazyeighter says:

      It didn’t help that the Democrats in Congress (DemCong) cut off funding for ARVN after we pulled our people out.

      • FaCubeItches says:

        Or that ARVN had largely been trained for fighting the war as it had previously been fought, and were pretty much unprepared for conventional war when the NVA launched it.

  5. warhorse says:

    I remember an offhand remark from my dad about how bad the perfume river smelled. now I’m wondering when he was there. he was a phu bai for a while.

    anyone know what records would have this sort of info? is it something that would be easy to get, or take an act of congress to obtain?

  6. Sanders says:

    My uncle was there – Seabees. He said his CO told him to take his dozer to a place called Hue to support the Marines. He got ambushed on the way there, and his dozer got killed by an RPG and a shitload of 12.9mm. He was able to disconnect his truck from the lowboy and made it to friendly lines in Hue, coasting in on his shot-to-hell truck. He doesn’t know how he didn’t get shot, as his truck looked like Swiss cheese.

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