February 17

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Vietnam War

Feb 17, 1968:

U.S. casualty rate reaches record high

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.

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