That is entirely correct. The commanding NVA general (his name slips my mind) said, in papers published years later, that the North Vietnamese Army after Tet could not wage an effective division-sized campaign for at least six months. Their “victory” had crippled them. If we had struck with everything we had, Ho Chi Minh City would today be known as Westmoreland.
posted on 09/30/2010 7:51:19 AM PDT
Good to “see” you my FRiend!
posted on 09/30/2010 7:58:57 AM PDT
("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
Giáp. The general is still alive in a nursing home in Hà Nội. He is 100 years this year. One of my VN buddies is now an English teacher in a Hà Nội middle school. He has been angling for an appointment to visit the old man and has been given a tentative date in November. Art has introduced baseball to the school system in Hà Nội and several schools have teams. By the end of the last century Việt Nam was the only country that had had a major American Military presence that did not have baseball as a major sport after the US left. Art says he is working to fix that. He says the parents and the officials love it.
posted on 09/30/2010 8:50:22 AM PDT
(di tray hoi den La Vang)
“(his name slips my mind)”
posted on 09/30/2010 9:26:58 AM PDT
( Give Babs Boxer a pink slip just so we can call her ma'am again I believe she's earned it.")
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