Cease-fire: After the War Ended: Blood on the Highway

A few hours before the cease-fire began, more than 400 South Vietnamese marines seized a beachhead on the Cua Viet River, the last natural barrier south of the DMZ. The following night, and again the night after, the North Vietnamese counterattacked, killing at least 150 of the marines.

That was the bloodiest area of battle as the hour passed in which all shooting in Viet Nam was supposed to stop. Both sides fought viciously to seize and hold tiny bits of territory, sometimes of strategic, but often only of symbolic value, before the truce...

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