Vietnam’s Operation Niagara

The first week in January in 1968, Operation Niagara was launched by General Westmoreland in an effort to gather intelligence on PAVN activities in and around the Khe Sanh Valley.  By the third week in January, this part of the operation (Niagara I) had been...

Vietnam’s Battle of Khe Sanh

During the Vietnam War, the 1st Battalion 9th Marines engaged in a number of battles, including Khe Sanh, which by all means they should have lost. The 9th Marines earned a number of honors as a result of their long heavy engagements in Vietnam.  They are said to have...