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Battle of Khe Sanh in northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between January 21, and July 9, 1968.

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US Marines man an artillery position during the siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, January-April 1968.

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An American soldier after the capture of Hill 471, near the northern border of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, April 1968. Photograph: Bettman/Corbis. Linked to article on McCrystal's call to reinstate the draft. Vietnam War

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Battle of Khe Sanh in northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between January 21, and July 9, 1968.

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Khe San: The first picture was taken by Earl Clark, Alpha Company 1st Battalion 26th Marines during the siege of Khe Sanh in 1968. He was standing near the ammo dump. The new scars of bomb craters on the hills to the north of the base can be seen.

Aftermath of the first day at the Siege of Khe Sanh. Checking out the remains of a supply tent. Photo courtesy of the National Archives ~ Vietnam War‬

1968. Vietnam War. // Night was near when two great birds beat through the clouds to squat upon the runway - two gaping-beaked, potbellied prehistoric birds: messengers come now to carry off the fallen men of the day's battle. Marines from Khe Sanh joining those other men killed in all otherwars. Then they were gone and it was night. // by David Duncan Douglas

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02 Jan 1968, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam --- 1/2/1968-Khe Sanh, South Vietnam- A soldier keeps watch outside the bunkers at Khe Sanh, one of the Marines' key bases in the northern portion of South Vietnam. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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