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Vietnam War

Vietnam War—Hue City 1968.   The Battle of Hue City has come to be regarded as one of the most infamous urban battles in Marine Corps history. Much of the combat was at close quarters; building to building and house to house. The Battle of Hue City occurred with the Tet Offensive, where Marines were surprised by a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) attack during what was supposed to be a cease fire negotiated during a Vietnamese holiday. The battle started on Jan. 30th 1968, and didn’t end until March 3rd, 1968.

This image shows the Marines behind the wall at the Palace at Hue City.

Next on the audio tour is the Gulf War.

U.S. Marines Panel
  1. Introduction
  2. Early Marine Corps
  3. World War I
  4. World War II
  5. Korean War
  6. Cold War
  7. Vietnam War
  8. Battle of Iwo Jima
  9. Iraq War
  10. War in Afghanistan
  11. Gulf War