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Letter: Recalling the Tet Offensive

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

It was a pleasure reading the quality history in Peter J. Teagle’s front-page Jan. 25 Gazette-Journal article, “A snapshot in history: Vietnam vet recalls Tet Offensive 50 years later.”

The info was magnified when learning that the photo was a product of Port Haywood resident Donald Hirst.

There’s a Virginia tangent to the mentioned Eddie Adams’ photo. That South Vietnamese police chief was Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the Director of the National Police. He killed the bound Viet Cong Bay Lop before a group of assembled journalists.

Loan operated Les Trois Continents restaurant in Burke, Virginia, from the late 1970s to 1991. It was in the Rolling Valley Mall in Burke, next to the District.

My newspaper copy of the famous Hirst picture is fading, along with the few others that defined the Tet Offensive.

Dr. Robert Warren

Tet survivor

Gloucester, Va. ...

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