South Viet Nam: SOUTH VIET NAM The Face of Victory

A new generation of Americans tasted major combat last week and passed the test. At daybreak one morning, three battalions of the 3rd Marine Division attacked some 2,000 crack Viet Cong troops holed up on a small neck of land just south of the Marine airbase at Chu Lai. By week's end the U.S. had fought its first large-scale battle since Korea and had won decisively. Smashed with the Viet Cong was the myth that the Red foe is invincible in the tangled underbrush of his home land; smashed also was the myth that the...

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