24 March 2008

Ben Tre

This village was source of one of the most famous quotes of the War on Feb 7 1968 when a US Officer was quoted as saying "'it became necessary to destroy the town to save it"

This and other famous Vietnam quotes are detailed here:

One of my favourite fictional quotes would have to be:

"Charlie didn't get much USO. He was dug in too deep or moving too fast. His idea of great R&R was cold rice and a little rat meat. He had only two ways home: death, or victory."
- Captain Benjamin L. Willard (played by Martin Sheen) in "Apocalypse Now".

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