Khe Sanh

Like weary travelers who finally get to rest in the comfort of their own homes after a week of constant motion and movement, the members of "Kilo" Company, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines spread out into the foxholes and bunkers that made up the company's perimeter.

It was Christmas Eve 1967, and we had just returned from a four-day operation that took us into the rugged hills of Vietnam's Khe Sanh Plateau. Despite minimal creature comforts, it was a relief to know that we didn't have to hike those hills for a while. That by itself was a legitimate Christmas present... Read the entire article