The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog) – Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog) – Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Wounded, dazed looking American soldier during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - Larry Burrows:

Wounded, dazed looking American soldier during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - Larry Burrows:

January 21, 1968 - The Battle of Khe Sanh begins. One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War, it will continue for several months.

January 21, 1968 - The Battle of Khe Sanh begins. One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War, it will continue for several months.

Battle of Khe Sanh - On Jan. 21, 1968, “all hell broke loose” with hundreds of 82mm mortars, artillery shells and 122mm rockets slamming into the base. The Marines dove for cover in trenches and bunkers while a mess hall was flattened, the regimental commander’s quarters was hit, fuel storage areas were set ablaze and several helicopters and trucks were destroyed.

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

Battle of Khe Sanh - On Jan. 21, 1968, “all hell broke loose” with hundreds of 82mm mortars, artillery shells and 122mm rockets slamming into the base. The Marines dove for cover in trenches and bunkers while a mess hall was flattened, the regimental commander’s quarters was hit, fuel storage areas were set ablaze and several helicopters and trucks were destroyed.

Khe Sanh Base after the seige

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

Khe Sanh Base after the seige

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: US Marines fire artillery during the Battle of Khe Sanh

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

The bloody battle of Khe Sanh: 77 days under siege (Guest Blog)

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Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: US Marines fire artillery during the Battle of Khe Sanh. The fighting around Khe Sanh began January 21, 1968 and concluded around April 8, 1968.

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: US Marines fire artillery during the Battle of Khe Sanh. The fighting around Khe Sanh began January 21, 1968 and concluded around April 8, 1968.

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh

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