Sapper Attack: The Elite North Vietnamese Units

Surprise attacks by elite Communist units known as sappers were one of the most serious—and feared—threats to Americans in Vietnam. In the fog-shrouded early morning hours of March 28, 1971, 50 members of a specially trained North Vietnamese Army assault force, their bodies covered with charcoal dust and grease that made them almost invisible in … Continue reading Sapper Attack: The Elite North Vietnamese Units