February 17, 1968 : U.S. casualty rate reaches record high

Introduction

American officials in Saigon report an all-time high weekly rate of U.S. casualties–543 killed in action and 2,547 wounded in the previous seven days. These losses were a result of the heavy fighting during the communist Tet Offensive.

Article Details:

February 17, 1968 : U.S. casualty rate reaches record high

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    February 17, 1968 : U.S. casualty rate reaches record high

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-casualty-rate-reaches-record-high

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks