We took 220 killed at khe sanh and about 800 wounded and evacuated the enemy by my count suffered at least 15,000 dead in the area - general william westmoreland (apr 1968) all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights among these are life. Battle of khe sanh was being fought, emphasis was placed on the buildup in the northern provinces of the necessary troops, helicopters, and logistic support for mobile offensive oper. Khe sanh is a city in south vietnam, near the border with laos it is featured in call of duty: black ops in-game edit in black ops, the player is featured in the battle of khe sanh. The main battle of khe sanh, however, was a multidivision confrontation, from january to april 1968, between communist and allied forces the main 1968 battle was also called operation scotland , operation pegasus , was conducted , republic of vietnam (south vietnam), between 21 january and 8 april 1968 during the vietnam war. Battle for khe sanh begins one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the vietnam war begins at khe sanh , 14 miles below the dmz and six miles from the laotian border.
Khe sanh was the only battle of the war in which the adversary took the offensive and sustained the attack for an extended period - more than two months the allied entrenched camp was threatened and put under siege in a campaign punctuated by a series of north vietnamese assaults on its key positions. Wauwatosa, wis — retired navy chaplain ray w stubbe leaned over his diary and ran his finger to the entry for feb 23, 1968, the 34th day of the vietnam war's siege of khe sanh and the day. The battle began on the 21st of january, 1968, when the people's army of north vietnam (pavn) began a huge artillery bombing campaign against the us marine's that were garrisoned at khe sanh, near the border with laos in the northwest corner of south vietnam.
Leading up to the battle of khe sanh, operation niagara attempted to 'find, fix and finish' the enemy throughout rough vietnamese terrain as american involvement in vietnam escalated throughout the 1960s, american military commanders struggled to justify their strategy of attrition and prove that. After the battle, marines based at khe sanh patrolled the hills but did not maintain a full-time presence there by the end of 1967, the nva once again began building up its forces in the khe sanh hills and began a siege of the marine base on jan 21, 1968. The battle for khe sanh this report provides a detailed and graphic account of events as they unfolded it centers about the 26th marine regiment, the main defenders of the khe sanh area, who tenaciously and magnificently held off the enemy during the two-and-one-half- month. The 26th marine regiment (26th marines) is an inactivated infantry regiment of the united states marine corps the 26th marines were activated in 1944 and fought in the battle of iwo jima during world war ii and were activated again on march 1, 1966, and fought in the battle of khe sanh during the vietnam war. Us marine corps (usmc) history: close air support and the battle for khe sanh - covering the vietnam war, westmoreland, b-52 stratofortress, skyhawk, phantom, sea knight, spooky, and super gaggle.
On the morning of 30 march 1968, company b launched an attack on a well-entrenched, numerically superior north vietnamese army force near khe sanh combat base and immediately came under intense automatic weapons, mortar and anti-tank rocket fire. The battle of khe sanh the khe sanh base was established in 1964 as a small special forces camp near the border between north and south vietnam it was tucked away in a remote corner about eight miles from the border of laos and near route 9, the major road in that region. Operation pegasus the 26th marines at khe sanh were besieged by heavy artillery bombardment and ground attack throughout the weeks that the 1st cavalry division was engaged in the tet offensive, the 26th marines at khe sanh were besieged by heavy artillery bombardment and ground attack. In all reality, the siege of khe sanh was the second deadliest vietnam war battle, in terms of single actions, with two-hundred-five american deaths lasting from january 20, 1968 through april 14, 1968, the siege of khe sanh was also one of the longest vietnam war battles.
The battle of khe sanh was conducted in khe sanh of northwestern quảng trị province, republic of vietnam (south vietnam), between 21 january and 9 july 1968 during the vietnam war. The nva battle plan called for the encirclement of the khe sanh combat base with artillery, cutting off of route 9 to prevent american supplies and reinforcements, and mass infantry attacks on the. Named after the battle of khe sanh (1968) during the vietnam war, the song - written by pianist don walker - is about a bitter and disillusioned australian vietnam veteran who struggles to fit into society after returning from the war.
It is one of many unsolved mysteries that still shroud the battle for khe sanh the siege reached its climax in the last week of february 1968, although this, too, became evident only much later. The 66-day battle of khe sanh, which began in january 1968, became a classic defensive operation for us forces it tested american concepts of defense and demonstrated that good fire support could effectively neutralize a superior force. The battle of khe sanh was conducted in northwestern quang tri province, republic of vietnam (south vietnam), between 21 january and 9 july 1968 during the vietnam war the belligerent parties were elements of the united states (us) iii marine amphibious force (iii maf), 1st cavalry division , the us. Media in category battle of khe sanh the following 62 files are in this category, out of 62 total.