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January 29 - February 14, 1968

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377th SPS, TET 1968 After Action Report, submitted by Chris Godfrey.
Godfrey, Chris
1968
 
377th SPS, TET 1968 Offensive Alert Blotter, submitted by Charles Penley.
Penley, Charles
1968
 
377th SPS, TET 1968 Offensive Radio Traffic, redacted and submitted by Charles Penley.
Penley, Charles
1968
 
Memorial
1968
 
Biên Hòa AB: After 'TET! 1969, by Mike Kennedy.
Kennedy, Mike
1969
 
Biên Hòa AB: TDY! 1967, by Carl Tripp.
Tripp, Carl
1967
 
Biên Hòa AB: TET 1968, 1968, by Kent Miller
Miller, Kent
1968
 
Smale, Wayne
1968
 
Capt Reginald Maisey , KIA/LOD 1968, Official Info.
Memorial
1968
 
Charlie, 1968 TET, by Nik Boldrini.
Boldrini, Nik
1968
 
Đà Nàng AB: TET 1968, 1968, by Danny Williams.
Williams, Danny
1968
 
Đà Nàng AB: JB Jones, KIA/LOD KIA 1966, by Don Poss.
Poss, Don
1966
 
Gen. Giap's Plans for TET 1968, General Giap's comments. 1988.
Article
1988
 
Heaven's Door! TET 1968, Tan Son Nhut AB [From the Heart], by Den Cook.
Cook, Denis
1968
 
Hotel California, 1968 TET, by Denis Cook.
Cook, Denis
1968
 
Poss, Don
1988
 
Memorial Service, Capt Maisey, 1971, by Bill (Feet) Scholtz.
Scholtz, Bill
1968
 
O51 Bunker, TET 1968, Tan Son Nhut AB! by Dan McKegney.
McKegney, Dan
1968
 
Pleiku AB: TET 1968, 1967, by James Batson.
Batson, James
1967
 
Propaganda Leaflets, 1968 TET, by Dan McKegney.
McKegney, Dan
1968
 
Sgt James Boyd, KIA/LOD 1968, K-9
Memorial
1968
 
Tan Son Nhut AB: Revisited, TET 1968, 1998, by Frank Ybarbo .
Ybarbo, Frank
1968
 
TET 1968, 051 Bunker, 4 KIA, 1968, by Dan McKegney.
McKegney, Dan
1968
 
TET 1968, 051 Bunker, Sgt Charles Hebron, KIA, 1968, by David Summerfield.
Summerfield, David
1968
 
TET 1968, 1968 TET, Tan Son Nhut, SSgt Bernie Beldin' Bronze Star/V.
Beldin, Bernie
1968
 
TET 1968, 1968, Binh Thuy AB, by Sam (Gomer) Pyle.
Pyle, Sam (Gomer)
1967
 
TET 1968, 1968, by Sherman Arnold.
Arnold, Sherman
1967
 
TET 1968, 1968, by Sherman Arnold.
Arnold, Sherman
1967
 
TET 1968, 30th Anniversary! Biên Hòa AB: 1968.
Guardmount
1968
 
TET 1968, Biên Hòa AB: 1968., by David Parks, US Army .
Parks, David
1968
 
TET 1968, Main Gate Shoot-out, http://www.vspa.com 1968, by Gary Steele.
Steele, Gary
1968
 
Documents / Stories
1968
 
TET 1968, Showers! Hot and Cold, Phu Bai, 1968, by Doc Bunner.
Bunner (Doc)
1968
 
TET Offensive, Tan Son Nhut AB, 1968, by G.M. George.
George, G.M.
1968
 
TET SAT Response! 1968, Official USAF MACV Photos.
Photos
1968
 
To The Last Man, 1968 TET, Tan Son Nhut, 1968, Sgt Coggins' Silver Star.
Coggins, Alonzo
1968


The TET Offensive 1968:
“Military historians regard TET as the greatest US victory of the Vietnam War. It broke the back of the VC and forced the NVA on the defensive for four years. What the TET Offensive did was basically destroy the PAVN/VC at the cost of the cohesion of the US Army.” Steve and Jen (Blog)

“The TET offensive was a country-wide coordinated surprise attack by the NVA and VC on more than 100 towns and cities, including 36 provincial capitals and Saigon. The attack, at the time, was the largest battle of the war. The VC and NVA struck nearly simultaneously, during the most sacred Vietnamese holiday while many ARVN troops were on leave. Initially the attacks took the South Vietnamese and Americans by surprise, but they were beaten back by the ARVN and the Americans, inflicting massive casualties on the Viet Cong. The offensive included attacks on the city of Hue, where intense fighting lasted a month, at the U.S. base at Khe Sanh, where fighting continued for 2 months, and the raid on the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, which was repulsed within a few hours.

Many people, both at the time and in retrospect, have criticized the U.S. media for the negative light in which it portrayed both the war in general and the TET Offensive in particular. Earle Wheeler, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, complained of "all the doom and gloom we see in the U.S. press" after TET. General Westmoreland would later write: "The war still could have been brought to a favorable end following the defeat of the enemy’s TET Offensive. But this was not to be. Press and television had created an aura, not of victory, but defeat." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Tan Son Nhut AB: Air Field/base, the NVA/VC attacked with 4 infantry battalions and a sapper battalion, their losses being 962 killed and 9 prisoners taken. The Us losses were 19 US Army killed, 75 wounded, USAF losses 4 killed, 11 wounded, ARVN losses were 32 killed and 79 wounded. damage inflicted was 13 aircraft damaged. The period of the TET OFFENSIVE is recorded as being from January 29 - February 14, 1968.

The casualties on both sides were very heavy. The US Forces lost 119 killed, with 961 wounded, ARVN Marine losses were 363 killed with 1,242 wounded, while the NVA/VC lost over 8,000 killed, with the number of wounded unknown. There were also 5,800 civilians killed, mostly executed by the NVA/VC during their occupation of the city of Hue. The offensive was a military disaster for the NVA/VC Forces and an outstanding victory for the Allied Forces. But in political terms, it was the opposite for the enemy.

Biên Hòa AB was attacked by 2 battalions of NVA/VC and 1 battalion of NVA sappers. Loses were for US Forces, 4 USAF killed and 26 wounded and NVA/VC losses were 139 killed, 25 POWs. Two US aircraft were destroyed and 20 more damaged. In the local area of Biên Hòa, there were 1,164 NVA/VC killed and 98 prisoners taken.

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