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S. Army team of doctors and nurses performs an emergency operation in a surgical hospital in 1969. Male doctors were usually drafted into the military, but female staff were volunteers. Seriously injured patients would be flown to large military hospitals in Japan or Okinawa for further treatment. FIRST STOP FOR WOUNDED Medics carry an injured soldier on a stretcher from a medevac helicopter that has just landed at a field hospital. The chopper’s red cross symbolizes a medical unit, which should not be fired upon.

The assaults began during the Vietnamese New Year, known as “Tet,” when half the ARVN troops were home on leave. The Tet Offensive struck more than 100 cities and towns, even the center of Saigon. Fighting raged for four weeks, inflicting heavy losses on the Communists, who were defeated. Yet Americans now knew the war had no end in sight. Quang Tri Khe Sanh Phu Bai Da Nang LAOS Pleiku SOUTH VIETNAM CAMBODIA Mekong River Ban Me Thuot Central Highlands Phnom Penh Tay Ninh Bien Hoa Duc Hoa Moc Hoa Phan Thiet Saigon Vinh Long Mekong Delta Khe Sanh Hué South China Sea n e w Khe Sanh’s 6,000 Marines and ARVN troops blocked enemy supply routes from Laos.

At first, the war’s supporters and opponents joined in “teach-ins” to debate their positions peacefully. As the war worsened, opposition increased and demonstrations grew in size and anger. Hundreds of thousands gathered at major protests, where famous performers and political leaders spoke out against the war. President Johnson was so troubled by the widespread antiwar movement that he chose not to run in 1968. Hostility caused clashes between Americans for and against the war. In 1970, several college students were killed when soldiers in Ohio and police in Mississippi shot protesters.

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