enemy action at Khe Sanh information

For date 680102


Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Quang Tri Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Khe Sanh Combat Base
Description: The Marines sent a battalion to Khe Sanh on 13 Dec and on 2 Jan six men in marine uniforms were spotted outside the western perimeter of the base. When they failed to respond to a challenge from a security guard, five were gunned down and later identified as high-ranking NVA officers. This was the first hard evidence that the NVA had serious plans for the Khe Sanh area.

The source for this information was "1968"-VE P 42+


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