On this day August 15, 1968

On this day Heavy fighting intensifies in and around the DMZ, as South Vietnamese and U.S. troops engage a North Vietnamese battalion. In a seven and a half hour battle, 165 enemy troops were killed. At the same time, U.S. Marines attacked three strategic positions just south of the DMZ, killing 56 North Vietnamese soldiers.

I sometimes find myself just thinking about the things that the veterans of Vietnam went through. The challenges they found themselves in. The stories of perimeters getting over ran in these huge battles. There is absolutely no way you could be in this type of combat and not have PTSD when you return.

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