Battle of Khe Sanh - On Jan. 21, 1968, “all hell broke loose” with hundreds of 82mm mortars, artillery shells and 122mm rockets slamming into the base. The Marines dove for cover in trenches and bunkers while a mess hall was flattened, the regimental commander’s quarters was hit, fuel storage areas were set ablaze and several helicopters and trucks were destroyed.

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

Battle of Khe Sanh - On Jan. 21, 1968, “all hell broke loose” with hundreds of 82mm mortars, artillery shells and 122mm rockets slamming into the base. The Marines dove for cover in trenches and bunkers while a mess hall was flattened, the regimental commander’s quarters was hit, fuel storage areas were set ablaze and several helicopters and trucks were destroyed.

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Battle of Khe Sanh. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories

The bodies of U.S. Marines lie half buried on Hill 689, west of Khe Sanh, in 1968. The siege at Khe Sanh was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

The bodies of U.S. Marines lie half buried on Hill 689, west of Khe Sanh, in 1968. The siege at Khe Sanh was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

An American soldier cradles a dog while under siege during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968

An American soldier cradles a dog while under siege during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968

Wounded, dazed looking American soldier during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - Larry Burrows:

Wounded, dazed looking American soldier during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - Larry Burrows:

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog) – Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog) – Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Khe Sanh Base after the seige

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

Khe Sanh Base after the seige

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