VIETNAM SOLDIER'S STORIES
BATTLE OF KHE SANH
“I reached for my helmet and there was the tail fin of a mortar stuck in it.”
John “Doc” Cicala
The battle of Khe Sanh was the iconic confrontation of the Vietnam War, an epic test of wills in which 6,000 U.S. Marines held off as many as 20,000 communist North Vietnamese Army troops over seventy-seven days of siege in early 1968.