Veteran recalls epic days of Tet offensive





Memories of the epic 26-day-and-night battle for the Hue Citadel 40 years ago that helped convince the world that the American occupation of southern Viet Nam was doomed might have faded.

But not for Hoang Thuc Bao.

The much-decorated old soldier was there and this is his story.

It was at 4 pm sharp on the eve of the Lunar New Year on January 28,1968, when the force received their order to start their task: To liberate the Hue Citadel, he said.

"Our detachment had been training for two weeks before G-hour for the Mau Than Spring general offensive and uprising." he said...


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