Good Morning, Vietnam

Twenty-five years after the Tet offensive changed the course of the war, Vietnam wages enthusiastic peace with an eager world. But America still finds reasons to keep the memory of war alive

The snub-nosed .38 revolver aimed at Bay Lop's temple and the grimace on his face are etched into the memory of every American who read a newspaper in 1968. His summary execution by General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of South Vietnam's national police, during the second day of the 1968 Tet offensive in Saigon altered U.S. public opinion about what was at stake in the war as much as any other event did. A quarter-century later, the victim's widow Nguyen Thi Lop, 60, lives in a decrepit house on the outskirts of what is now called Ho Chi Minh City. For...

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