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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    Getting back on topic, and thanks Fallap for those other photos, very interesting...

    The Marines at Khe Sanh got everything the needed, right?
    Needed? I was not there. We were always short stuff. Stuff like food.water. clothing. Etc. Some time support was slow too.

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    But why is that? I honestly can't understand it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    Needed? I was not there. We were always short stuff. Stuff like food.water. clothing. Etc. Some time support was slow too.
    Yeah, no, I know your weren't there. But since Westmoreland had "laid the trap" for the NVA, wouldn't he at this point given the Marines everything they needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaper View Post
    But why is that? I honestly can't understand it
    Well, you have only so much money, and you get the Army, the Air Force and the Navy all trying to get their piece of the pie. But the Marines were part of the Navy, and the Navy didn't like them, so when they got their piece, they only gave a few crumbs out to the Marines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    Yeah, no, I know your weren't there. But since Westmoreland had "laid the trap" for the NVA, wouldn't he at this point given the Marines everything they needed?
    I don't know. There was big conflict between Gen Walt and Westmoreland on this. The Army fought from a defensive position and Marines from a offensive position. A good example is the battle of Dial Do. At Khe Sanh the Marines fought mostly in the surrounding hills. Sort of the job of the Marines was to take the fight to the enemy rather than getting them to bring the fight to khe Sahn.

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