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VIETNAM WAR. Domino Theory. President John F. Kennedy, 1961. "Let every nation know, whether, it wishes  us well or ill, that we shall pay any price,  bear any burden, meet any hardship, support  any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure  the survival of liberty.". 2-Ho Chi Minh.

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President john f kennedy 1961
President John F. Kennedy, 1961

"Let every nation know, whether, it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival of liberty."










Us infantry weapons
US INFANTRY WEAPONS

  • LAW

  • M14

  • M79

  • M16

  • M60

  • M3

  • M1911




Battle of hue

Battle of Hue

Vietnam, 1968


Enemy attack 30 31 january 68

NVA SEIZES ALL OF HUE WITH EXCEPTION OF ARVN HQ AND MACV COMPOUND

12,000 men

26 Days

Enemy attack: 30-31 January 68


Tet 68
TET ‘68 COMPOUND


31 jan 9 feb 68

USMC & ARVN REINFORCEMENTS FIGHT OUTNUMBERED HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COMPOUND

US ARMY REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE, HEAVY GUNFIRE APPROVED

31 Jan-9 Feb 68


Battle for hue

Communists seize ARVN HQs COMPOUND

Marines counterattack

Seige

House to house fighting

Battle for Hue


Allied forces

3 US Marine battalions COMPOUND

5 US Army battalions

11 Vietnamese battalions

Allied Forces


Usmc casualty rate per 1 000
USMC Casualty Rate per 1,000 COMPOUND

  • Daily wounded: 17. 5, ranged from 1.6 to 45.5

  • Killed-inaction: 2.2, and ranged from 0.0 to 9.6.

  • Wounded: three times higher than the battle for Okinawa and six-fold the wounded rate during normal Marine operations at the peak of the Vietnam Conflict.

  • Disease/nonbattle injury (DNBI) rate was

    1.0 per 1,000 strength per day.


Enemy forces

6th Regiment: COMPOUND

3 infantry battalions

4th Regiment:

3 infantry battalions

2 SAPPER Battalions

2 Mortar Battalions

Total: 6,000 men

Enemy Forces


Armor

M48 USMC COMPOUND

M41 ARVN

Armor


Ontos
ONTOS COMPOUND


Casualties
CASUALTIES COMPOUND

  • NVA=5,113 KILLED & 89 CAPTURED

  • ALLIES: KILLED WOUNDED

  • ARVN 384 1800

  • USMC 142 857

  • USA 74 507


Communist atrocities

5,800+ civilians murdered COMPOUND

hands tied behind their backs, were chained together

Policemen, military men, farmers, old women, young girls, and children

Communist Atrocities


Sergeant alfredo gonzalez

4 February 1968 COMPOUND

Utilizing a number of light antitank assault weapons, fearlessly moved from position to position firing numerous rounds at the heavily fortified enemy emplacements. He successfully knocked out a rocket position and suppressed much of the enemy fire before falling mortally wounded.

Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez


2 green berets
2-GREEN BERETS COMPOUND



8 agent orange
8-AGENT ORANGE COMPOUND


8 results
8-RESULTS COMPOUND


M16 v ak47
M16 V AK47 COMPOUND


Burning monks
BURNING MONKS COMPOUND


Walter cronkite
WALTER CRONKITE COMPOUND




Adrian cronauer
ADRIAN CRONAUER COMPOUND


The wall
The Wall COMPOUND