AN UNKNOWN MASSACRE IN VIETNAM
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THE DUC DUC RESETTLEMENT VILLAGE MASSACRE BY ALAN WAUGH
EYE WITNESS REPORTS OF THE MASSACRE
POLL AND YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE MASSACRE
The Experiences of a CAP Marine Living and Serving in Duc Duc
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More Details of the Massacre and Pictures of the People of Duc Duc
MORE PICTURES OF THE AMERICANS AND PEASANTS OF DUC DUC
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AN  UNKNOWN  PIECE  OF  HISTORY  FROM  THE  VIETNAM  WAR.
(A great topic for a history term paper.)
 
The Vietnamese communists must have felt there would be a reaction in America.   Even during the Vietnam War, a massacre of hundreds and hundreds of peasant men, women and children would trigger a negative response.
 
The Vietnamese communists were taking a big chance that such a massacre could turn the American People against them.

http://www.capveterans.com/the_duc_duc_resettlement_village/id7.html

 
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WHETHER  INTENTIONAL  OR  NOT...
 
Back in April 1971, as John Kerry was appearing on television talk shows around America condemning his brother and sister Vietnam vets for being Baby-Killers and Village-Burners, he was helping cover up the Duc Duc Refugee Village Massacre.   Learn the details at:
 
The below story is about some terrorist attacks on my CAP Team, two years before I got there.   It's a great story that highlights terrorists and what they are capable of doing.  Although the CAP Marines did their best, American politicians won the village for the terrorists in the end.  ( Pray the same thing does not happen in Iraq.   If it does happen, the terrorists will not stay in Iraq.  They will be in America next.  They have been here before. [ 9-11 ])
 
At the time of the TET 1968 attacks, the CAP Team was called NOVEMBER 3.   The team's name was later changed to CAP 2-9-2 and was changed from a stationary CAP to a mobile CAP.   A stationary CAP stayed in a small compound, where the communists knew was located.  A mobile CAP always moved around the village and seldom stayed in the same area in the village for more than 12 hours at a time. 
      I served on the last team of Americans who lived and served in this same village.   Less than a year after the last Americans left the village, communists burned it down, killing and wounding hundreds of innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. 
 
Marine Corps Gazette article about a TET 1968 attack on a CAP Team just outside the 5th Marines Combat Base at An Hoa.
 
 
 
 
See A Current Satellite Picture And MAP of the site of the Duc Duc Resettlment Village Massacre.

THE LAST AMERICANS TO LIVE IN DUC DUC.
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THE LAST AMERICANS TO LIVE IN DUC DUC.

 
 

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Taken from the Vietnam War-Almanac .
General Editor;  Mr. John S. Bowman 

The VC sapper had set fire to a number of villages around Duc Duc; and this actually helped the United States Marines' helicopters locate the area.  

 

At 0210 Hours,  two battalions of the 38th North Vietnamese Army Regiment. reinforced by two VC Sapper battalions, attacked Duc Duc, a District  Headquarters just west of   An Hoa, defended by the Vietnamese 412th Regional Forces  (RF)Company and the 1123rd  Popular Forces  (PF) Platoon with a handful of United States Army advisors.

 

At 0245 Hours,  the 1st Marine Air Wing’s Black Hammer helicopters equipped with infrared observation device and Xenon searchlight, and two HML-367 AH-1J’s, Launched from Marble Mountain.   The cloud ceiling of 600 to 800 feet prevented fixed-wing air support during the night. 

 

The Viet Cong sappers (VC Terrorists) had set fire to a number of villages around Duc Duc and this actually helped the helicopters locate the area.  

 

For the next four hours, the sea Cobras helicopter gunships expended 2,800rounds of 20mm cannon and the 64 rockets. As the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) force fell back, they used boats to cross the Thu Bon River and the Cobras sank six of them.

 
The Duc Duc Resettlement Village Massacre

The below ten (10) pictures belong to Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis S. Sherman.  (Sgt. Sherman fought in the battle.  Please press here for Dennis' details of the battle.)
 
"Dennis S. Sherman" <marine@stic.net>
 
These pictures were taken after the attack on March 29, 1971.
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Sgt Dennis S. Sherman  approximately April 1,1971 with weapons and flag from 33 VC KIA.
 
 
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Destroyed bunkers on lower defensive ring of Duc Duc District HQ.
 
 
 
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Lower ring-unexploded ordinance everywhere and helocopter, looking towards gate.
 
 
 
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Bunker behind "messhall" RPG hit .  This picture was taken from behind the 55 gal drum visible in Picture 3.  (I was in it when it was hit, talk about loud!)
 
 
 
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Destruction -Duc Duc.  You have to look close to see where the huts were and are now gone.
 
 
 

 The below pictures were taken around the end of February 1971 before the attack:

 
 

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Duc Duc District HQ Bldgs, Flag pole and Radio Antennas.


 

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Looking North East from the upper Ring.
 
 
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Face of upper defensive ring that overlooked the front gate.
 
 
 

 
See A Current Satellite Picture And MAP of the site of the Duc Duc Resettlment Village Massacre.
 
 
 

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AN  UNKNOWN  PIECE  OF  HISTORY  FROM  THE  VIETNAM  WAR.
(A great topic for a history term paper.)
 
The Vietnamese communists must have felt there would be a reaction in America.   Even during the Vietnam War, a massacre of hundreds and hundreds of peasant men, women and children would trigger a negative response.
 
The Vietnamese communists were taking a big chance that such a massacre could turn the American People against them.

http://www.capveterans.com/the_duc_duc_resettlement_village/id7.html

 
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WHETHER  INTENTIONAL  OR  NOT...
 
 
Back in April 1971, as John Kerry was appearing on television talk shows around America condemning his brother and sister Vietnam vets for being Baby-Killers and Village-Burners, he was helping cover up the Duc Duc Refugee Village Massacre.   Learn the details at:

WHAT DID JANE FONDA REALLY DO (In Short)
 
 
JANE FONDA AND JOHN KERRY WORKING FOR AMERICA'S ENEMY TOGETHER
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM JANE FONDA ABOUT HER VIETNAM TRIP
 
 
I might be pissing in the wind, but I have to do something...   Please press the link:   
 
 

 
TODAY'S  BRAVE  AND  HONORABLE  MILITARY  IS  TOMORROW'S  VETERANS
 
Is it fair that the Federal and State's Governments turn their backs on Veterans, when they ask for Equal Rights... 

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The below New Jersey Herald News Article is about the Duc Duc Resettlement Village.
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A  PIECE  OF  FORGOTTEN  AMERICAN  HISTORY
 
THE  BATTLE  OF  MINISINK.
 
 
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FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  BELIEVE  THAT  JANE FONDA  IS  A  NATIONAL  HERO,  AND  FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO DON'T  BELIEVE  SHE  IS,  PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LINK:
 

 

 
----- Original Message -----
 
Check out the Viet-Myths website.  We're another group working on trying to get the truth out on the Vietnam War. 
            Regards,
           Mike Benge,
     Former VN POW '68-73
 
 
 

Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

A Conference,
under the auspices of The RADIX Foundation,
which took place at Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston MA, 26-29 July 2004


"The Vietnam War was mis-reported by the Media, mis-recorded by the Historians, mis-taught in our schools and mis-applied in addressing policy decisions.
MMMM should replace UUUU as our recognition symbol."
 

Stephen Sherman

http://www.viet-myths.net/OSession01.htm

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It wasn't Jane's fault.   It was because her former husbands made her do it.
(SHE  MUST  BE  TRYING  TO  MAKE  A  COMEBACK.
SHE THINKS AMERICANS ARE STUPID...)
 
 

DISNEY made it big on good, moral, honorable, American family stories.  It's when DISNEY changed their format that the Corporation started having problems.

Wal-Mart made it big;  because they advertised everything sold in the store was American-Made.

Boy, how things change!!

    Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com 

READ  JACK'S  DUC DUC  EXPERIENCES  AT:  http://www.CapVeterans.com
 
 

The Last Americans, Who Lived In Duc Duc
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The Last Americans, Who Lived In Duc Duc

CAP  2-9-2 / NOVEMBER  3 

 
Pictures of the Duc Duc Resettlement Village and More Details of the Attack at:   http://home.earthlink.net/~ducducvietnamfriends 
 
Additional Pictures of the Duc Duc Resettlement Village at:  http://home.earthlink.net/~vietnamwar
 
 

 
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Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By Andrew Borene

"I think that there is no greater gift than for a man
to be willing to risk his life for the freedom of strangers."


Op-Ed Contributor: Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By ANDREW BORENE

Minneapolis - IF the Pentagon hopes to start bringing American troops home from Iraq while also increasing security there, it will have to find a way to do more with less. One approach could be expanding the Marine Corps combined-action program, an initiative that was successful in Vietnam and has shown early promise in Iraq.

The concept behind the program is that if American and foreign troops operate together, each will gain knowledge from the other as to the best way to counter an insurgency. In Vietnam, platoons were created that combined marines and Vietnamese militia members. The Americans were handpicked, chosen because they had shown particular respect for the local culture. They were expected to live in the villages they were assigned to defend, striving to "work themselves out of a job" by training their Vietnamese counterparts in police work and security operations.

The most striking success of the program was a rapid increase in actionable intelligence. Living in Vietnamese hamlets for months, the marines got a chance to get to know the locals, who in general had kept a careful neutrality in the war. This helped to humanize the American presence and reduced the passive support many civilians had been giving to Vietcong guerrillas. For many, their respect for (or fear of) the communist guerrillas waned, and they broke their silence about intelligence leads.

In the long run, it was one of the few efforts that managed to win some "hearts and minds" in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the top brass lost interest in the program in the early 1970's and, well, the rest is history.

Last year, under the leadership of Gen. James Mattis, members of the First Marine Division in western Iraq began adapting the program to aid poorly trained Iraqi National Guard and police forces. Although it is too soon to declare success, reports from the military and the news media suggest that Iraqis in the combined-action program perform better in combat, have higher morale and are considerably more reliable than their regular Iraqi military counterparts.

Expanding the program would be best accomplished by teaming coalition troops with Iraqi security troops, or even paramilitary groups as in Vietnam, and placing them in cities along the main supply routes. This would significantly bolster the coalition's ability to gauge popular sentiment and gather intelligence leads on the pursuit of enemy leaders. It would also reduce the high profile of the coalition forces.

While the situations in Vietnam and Iraq are not identical, when it comes to battling insurgents it is always vital to erase their advantages in popular support and local knowledge. A few good marines learned how to do that during Vietnam; perhaps trying it again in Iraq can bring about a different ending.

Andrew Borene, a law student at the University of Minnesota, was a first lieutenant with the Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq. He is an adviser to Operation Truth, a veterans' advocacy group.

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