A Strange Kind of New Year - The January 1968 Tet Offensive
By Rebecca Price Janney, Dec 31 2018 01:15PM
Do you have any personal connections to the Vietnam War? If so, the title of this blog probably brings back memories. A former neighbor and friend told me he was a 21 year-old Marine who awakened on the morning of the Tet Offensive feeling as if Hell were converging on him and his buddies. The North Vietnamese had chosen their new year to celebrate what they hoped would be a huge victory over the South Vietnamese and their American allies. They were not exactly dancing in the streets when the effort ended.
Here’s a story about that campaign, and one captain who, though languishing at the “Hanoi Hilton” as a prisoner of war, was able to carry on because of his faith—John McCain.