“The Marines and Tet”

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The Marines and Tet

“The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War”

Early on Feb. 16, 1968 — two weeks into the Tet Offensive — Staff Sgt. Bob Thoms points toward Dong Ba Tower, directing machine gunners to fire and protect the Marines attempting to capture the tower.
Photo credit: John Olson