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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Voices | Peter Pace

    Peter Pace, a Marine lieutenant whose platoon engaged in fierce fighting near Hue in 1968, devoted his career to the military because of something that did not happen to him in Vietnam. While men all around him were dying or being wounded,...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Tet: The Center of the Storm

    While Tet remains widely regarded as a big surprise, Lt. Gen. Frederick Weyand saw it coming and swiftly crafted a crushing counterattack that left the enemy decimated in the battle for Saigon. The Tet Offensive of 1968 was a watershed...

  • Military History Book Reviews

    Book Review: Hue 1968

    Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, examines the victory that sparked the political debate that lost the Vietnam War...

  • Military History Magazine

    Hallowed Ground | Khe Sanh, Vietnam

    For Americans involved in ground operations during the Vietnam War, combat had many faces. Search-and-clear missions through jungles or rice paddies were typical, but troops also engaged in conventional battles—the largest of which was...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam- Letters from Readers April 2013

    Tet Pix Fix The caption to the picture on page 33 (“Tet in the Mind’s Eye”) in the February issue misidentifies the U.S. adviser carrying the ARVN Ranger, who had been shot in both feet, as 1st Lt. Gary D. Jackson. It is actually me,...

  • HistoryNet, Mag: Vietnam Featured, Vietnam Magazine

    Defending Da Nang

    During the Communists’ Tet Offensive, the Army’s Task Force Miracle and U.S. Marines fought the NVA to save South Vietnam’s second largest city. Waves of attacks initiated on Jan. 30, 1968, by North Vietnamese Army regulars and Viet...

  • HistoryNet, Mag: Vietnam Featured, Vietnam Magazine

    Saigon Street Fight

    Viet Cong commandos attack the heart of South Vietnam’s high command. At 3 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1968, the second day of the Tet holiday marking the start of a new lunar year in Vietnam, the Year of the Monkey, Nguyen Van Lung and 21 other...