The following documents and links are for use with Dr. Lairson's Tet Offensive materials. To access the related links which he posted earlier, go to the ACS course page for Week 7 or click here.
TRAN VAN TRA AND THE TET OFFENSIVE
Excerpt from General Tra's Memoirs (1982)
U.S. Casualties February to May 1968
After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam (1993)
Lyndon Johnson's News Conference, February 2, 1968
Walter Cronkite's "Stalemate" Broadcast, February 27, 1968
BATTLE FOR HUE
"Trapped Behind Enemy Lines"
This link takes one to a gripping account of J.R. Bullington, an American diplomat who survived for more than a week in territory occupied by the North Vietnamese as a result of the Tet Offensive. This article was featured in the February 1999 issue of Vietnam Magazine.
"Tet in Hue"
This link takes one to an article featuring the first-hand account of James Mueller, an army clerk-typist who learned that "being a soldier first" was more than a basic-training slogan as the Tet Offensive literally began in his "backyard." This article was in the February 1997 issue of Vietnam Magazine.
Vietnam Magazine Editorial on Media Coverage
This editorial, written by Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr, editor of Vietnam Magazine, discusses the criticism of media reporting on the Tet Offensive. Summers contends that some war correspondents reported the incidents correctly and much can be gained from reading their accounts.
The Siege at Hue
This book, written by former U.S. Army Captain George Smith, gives the reader an eyewitness account of the twenty-five day struggle in the battle at Hue. Smith, an information adviser to South Vietnam's 1st Infantry Division, provides documentation of the South Vietnamese who assisted the U.S. Marine Corps in evicting the North Vietnamese Army, as well as other little know contributions of the South Vietnamese forces.
Edwin Moïse (Clemson) Vietnam War Bibliography: Hue Massacre
MY LAI INCIDENT, MARCH 16, 1968
The My Lai Massacre: An American Tragedy
The Massacre at My Lai - Contents
Massacre at My Lai - Time Life Photo Site
The Massacre at My Lai -- An Essay
Army Awards Veterans Who Stopped My Lai Massacre
Echoes of My Lai -- Time Life Magazine Article
Edwin Moïse (Clemson) Vietnam War Bibliography: My Lai Massacre