Battle of Hue report information
for battle of Hue

For date 680211

5 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
South Vietnam
Description: The 1/5 Marines, escorted by a platoon of tanks and several Ontos vehicles, was able to leave the south bank of the Perfume River and cross to the ARVN compound on the north side of the Imperial Palace to join the ARVN units there. In their first assault on the south wall, they lost 15 KIA and 40 WIA. By the end of the week most of the battalion were killed or wounded. They suffered approximately one casualty for every yard gained.

The source for this information was "1968"-VE P 30+

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023