Friday, September 10, 2010

Military Snapshots - Bravo Company Marines in Hue City

From February 3-6, 1968, U.S. Marines fighting to retake Hue City would encounter some of the fiercest combat of the battle in what has been referred to as "The Six-Block War." Bravo/1/1 was thrown into clearing operations as soon as it reached Hue on the afternoon of February 3. These, Bravo Company Marines quickly waded into a fight with an NVA .51-caliber machine gun that caught them on the wrong side of a masonry wall. Official USMC Photo by Sergeant Bruce Atwell, from Marines in Hue City: A Portrait of Urban Combat, Tet 1968 by Eric Hammel.

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