The War: Belfries & Red Berets

Punctuated by an unquiet, 24-hour interlude of truce to celebrate the birth day of Buddha, the ground war in Viet Nam quickly made up for lost time with more of the ferociousness and high casualties that have marked it in recent weeks. The Marines ended their sweep through the Demilitarized Zone on the eve of the truce, but quickly thrust back into it when a battalion of Marines to the south was hit by fire from Hill 117 inside the DMZ. The battalion was joined by a second, and the two counterattacked. After a fierce battle in which 41...

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