February 27, 1969 : Communist offensive continues

Introduction

Communist forces shell 30 military installations and nine towns in South Vietnam, in what becomes known as the “Post-Tet Offensive.” U.S. sources in Saigon put American losses in this latest offensive at between 250 and 300, compared with enemy casualties totaling 5,300. South Vietnamese officials report 200 civilians killed and 12,700 made homeless.

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February 27, 1969 : Communist offensive continues

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    February 27, 1969 : Communist offensive continues

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communist-offensive-continues

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks