Monday, March 16, 2009

Hill 875

Watching the military channel today and they had on the battle for Hill 875, something I have seen before but will always watch. I'm a vet of that war (USMC 68-69) and am more then thankful that nothing in my tour was as intense as what those guys went through.

As it mostly seemed in Vietnam, that battle was so senseless, nothing won as after they had fought for something like three days and lost close to three hundred they just left, the hill available for the NVA to move back in as they wished. The idea was to deny the enemy access to move troops and supplies south but history shows us that didn't work out so well. None of that lessens the bravery and heroics of the soldiers who fought there.

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