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Old 26 February 2017, 18:44
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Today's Date in 1968 in Hue City

On 2/26/68, having just recaptured Hue City following its fall during the Tet offensive, allied troops uncovered mass graves left by the recently evicted NVA and VC. Some 2,800 civilians who were considered 'sympathizers' to the ARVN government had been massacred and dumped in these graves. The 2,800 were killed over the course of about 25 days...

These were not the worst things that were done by the Communists during the war, but they should be remembered to give context to what the war was about. And to remind us, when the Vietnamese decry someone like Bob Kerrey as morally unfit to be Chancellor of the new college there because a raid he led on Thanh Phong might possibly have caused the death of 13 women and children, that they have still not earned the right to point fingers at anyone on moral grounds.
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Old 26 February 2017, 21:20
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Have a grunt friend that was there.
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Old 27 February 2017, 06:02
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We were friends with an Australian group that were stationed in Hue, place had a very strange vibe to it. We at Quang Tri, next town north.
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Old 27 February 2017, 17:16
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Was Army but one of my Company commanders was an enlisted Marine during the Battle for Hue and talked about it often. He said it was a pretty nasty fight with house to house fighting and what not. The climax of the battle was using tanks to basically fire point blank into the citadel to remove the last fighters.

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Old 27 February 2017, 19:30
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a friend of mine was a Marine an was there got shot up bad, but was lucky to get Med-Evaded right away. Have not talked to him in a long time I think I will try an call him.
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Old 28 February 2017, 17:17
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I read this first-person narrative re: Hue:

http://www.realclearhistory.com/2017..._hue_1615.html
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Old 28 February 2017, 17:37
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Eddie N. letter carrier- H 2/5 Hue
CAP Marines were pulled into that little fracas too
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