The Battle of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968, when forces from the People’s Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) carried out a massive artillery bombardment on the U.S. Marine garrison at Khe Sanh, located in South Vietnam near the border with Laos. For the next 77 days, U.S. Marines and their South Vietnamese allies fought off an intense siege of the garrison, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Both sides claimed victory.  Khe Sanh was relieved by ground forces on 6 April. In July 1968, Americans destroyed the base complex of Khe Sanh and withdrew from the battle area.  North Vietnamese Army gained control of the Khe Sanh region after the American withdrawal.

Some gave all.  All gave some.  God Bless our Vietnam Veterans.

Are you a local veteran that served at Khe Sanh? We’d love to hear your story. Please call Jim at the museum.

Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.