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Clark Clifford becomes the new U.S. Secretary of Defense. Clark Clifford used to be a Washington lawyer.
TV anchorman Walter Cronkite states,”Vietnam is a helpless stalemate.”
NET televised the very first episode of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968
A civil rights protest was staged at a white-only bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It was broken up by highway patrolmen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968
The 1968 Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, Francehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968
NVA catches American base at Khe Sahn by surprise by launching the Tet Offensive. The Tet Offensive was when all of Vietnam had a temporary cease fire to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year and the NVA attacked American bases.
The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl II.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968
Niagara I reconnaissance mission to map out NVA posts near Khe Sahn.
Alexander Dubcek was chosen as leader of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968
About 4,500 troops of the U.S. 4th Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade face off 6,000 North Vietnamese troops of the 174th regiment. U.S. casualities number 285 killed and 985 wounded.http://www.historycentral.com/vietnam/dakto.html
US victory. 160 US casualties & 764 wounded.http://www.historycentral.com/vietnam/VicKhesan.html
The 26th Marines launch Operation Priare IV, east of Khe Sanh. During the operation, 164 marines are killed and 999 are wounded.http://www.historycentral.com/vietnam/Praire.html
Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison
American troops overun much of the area, before encountering signinficant resistance. U.S. loses 282 troops.http://www.historycentral.com/vietnam/Junctioncity.html
operation to rout out the vietcong bases in the iron triangle.http://www.historycentral.com/vietnam/cedarfalls.html