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Philip Jones Griffiths’ Viet Nam

2016 National Book Award Finalist, Viet Thanh Nguyen:

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory . . . . Memory is haunted, not just by ghostly others but by the horrors we have done, seen, and condoned, or by the unspeakable things from which we have profited.”

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This Month in History: 1967

September 1 North Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong publicly states Hanoi will “continue to fight.”

September 3 National elections are held in South Vietnam. With a claimed 80 percent of eligible voters participating, Nguyen Van Thieu (Nguyễn Văn Thiệu) is elected President with Nguyen Cao Ky (Nguyễn Cao Kỳ) as his Vice-President, the pair winning just 35 percent of the vote.

September 10-October 31 U.S. Marines are besieged by PAVN at Con Thien (Cồn Tiên) located two miles south of the Demilitarized Zone. A massive long-range artillery duel then erupts between PAVN and U.S. guns during the siege as PAVN fire 42,000 rounds at the Marines while the U.S. responds with 281,000 rounds and B-52 air strikes to lift the siege. PAVN losses are estimated at over 2000. In an attempt to secure Hill 88 on September 10, the 26th Marines suffered 300 (40%) casualties, including 37 KIA.

September 21 Operation Kingfisher aimed to destroy PAVN forces south of the DMZ; 2nd Battalion, 4th marines began a “search and destroy” mission; withdrawn after a day of intense fighting with 90th PAVN regiment. American losses are 16-34 KIA (15 bodies left behind) and 118 wounded.

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