posted on 01/31/2005 6:48:35 AM PST
posted on 01/31/2005 6:58:51 AM PST
("it's not ours to give")
Thanks for remembering. I will bookmark to read later.
posted on 01/31/2005 6:59:19 AM PST
Wasn't Kerry in Cambodia during this?
posted on 01/31/2005 6:59:26 AM PST
1968 Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy
As part of the Tet Offensive, Viet Cong soldiers attack the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. A 19-man suicide squad seized the U.S. Embassy and held it for six hours until an assault force of U.S. paratroopers landed by helicopter on the building's roof and routed them.
The offensive was launched on January 30, when communist forces attacked Saigon, Hue, five of six autonomous cities, 36 of 44 provincial capitals, and 64 of 245 district capitals. The timing and magnitude of the attacks caught the South Vietnamese and American forces off guard, but eventually the Allied forces turned the tide. Militarily, the Tet Offensive was a disaster for the communists. By the end of March 1968, they had not achieved any of their objectives and had lost 32,000 soldiers and had 5,800 captured. U.S. forces suffered 3,895 dead; South Vietnamese losses were 4,954; non-U.S. allies lost 214. More than 14,300 South Vietnamese civilians died.
While the offensive was a crushing military defeat for the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese, the early reporting of a smashing communist victory went largely uncorrected in the media and this led to a great psychological victory for the communists. The heavy U.S. casualties incurred during the offensive coupled with the disillusionment over the earlier overly optimistic reports of progress in the war accelerated the growing disenchantment with President Johnson's conduct of the war. Johnson, frustrated with his inability to reach a solution in Vietnam announced on March 31, 1968, that he would neither seek nor accept the nomination of his party for re-election.
posted on 01/31/2005 6:59:40 AM PST
(U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
In memory of our fallen comrades in arms.
posted on 01/31/2005 7:08:32 AM PST
(The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
John Kerry and Jane Fonda and their types took the valiant effort of all that served in Viet Nam and turned it against them. The war was won but people like the traitor John Kerry working with the Viet Cong and the communists turned the victory into a defeat for their own political use. I am glad that we were able to stay the war and free Iraq. I hope that the John Kerrys of the world do not stop progress and snatch victory form the people of Iraq.
posted on 01/31/2005 7:10:40 AM PST
Never forget the blood of heroes.
posted on 01/31/2005 8:16:02 AM PST
(It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
The offensive that broke the VC's back bump.
posted on 01/31/2005 8:22:11 AM PST
(WOW! Narrow runway! But look at how wide it is.)
This page is dedicated to all US Military Police killed or wounded during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
May they never be forgotten.
As long as good men remember, they will never be forgotten.
Thank you for posting this.
posted on 01/31/2005 9:42:54 AM PST
(Jihad this, Islam! Your religion is false and your god is non-existent! Come get me.)
posted on 01/31/2005 4:46:23 PM PST
by Kathy in Alaska
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posted on 01/31/2005 9:39:13 PM PST
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posted on 02/01/2005 7:34:51 AM PST
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