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Video: Navy Cross recipient talks about Battle of Hue City
The Battle of Hue City was a difficult lesson in urban operations for U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. It lasted 26 days and cost more than 200 American lives, making it the longest and deadliest major engagement of the Tet Offensive. Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas fought in that battle as a 28-year old captain and was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his valor in the fight. Our ground combat reporter Todd South caught up with Christmas at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, to talk with him about the battle and what it taught the Army and Marine Corps about urban operations.
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