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SITUATION: in February of 1968 2ndLt Nick Warr was the Platoon Commander of 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines when 1/5 was tasked with clearing the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong forces that had occupied the “Ancient City” portion of Hue in the Thura Thien-Hue Province of South Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Nick’s platoon would lose 60% of its strength by the end of 1/5’s first day of fighting. The Battle for Hue would be remembered the most violent urban combat that US Forces would participate in during the Vietnam War.
MAPS: they’re zoomable (just click on them) maps that support this interview are located here.
LESSONS LEARNED: Nick refers to the “Lessons Learned” paper her wrote, you’ll find that paper here.
BOOK: Nick wrote the book “Phase Line Green” based on his experiences during the battle for Hue City, you’ll find it here.