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The Battle of Hue 50 years ago today

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  1. carpro

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    Today is the day 50 years ago when the 150 Marines of A. Co, 1/ 1 were sent to relieve the MACV compound amd ARVN forces under attack in Hue and ran into 8000 NVA and Viet Cong troops.

    https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/hue-city-1968-winning-battle-while-losing-war

    Inadequate intelligence concerning the attack initially prompted TF X-Ray to dispatch a single rifle company, Company A, Ist Battalion, Ist Marines (1/1), to relieve the U.S. and ARVN forces under siege. Company A moved north to Hue from Phu Bai along Highway 1, linking up with four M48 tanks along the way. Since the VC were unsuccessful in their initial attempts to drop the An Cuu Bridge, Company A was able to cross over the Phu Cam Canal before they came under attack just short of the MACV complex.
     
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