Recalling the Siege of Khe Sanh

Oct 28, 2013

In early 1968, thousands of US troops were pinned down and bombarded for 11 weeks inside a base and airstrip in the far northwest corner of South Viet Nam. A new documentary offers first-hand accounts of that campaign from Marines who survived it.

Filmmakers Ken and Betty Rodgers

  The location of the base at Khe Sanh, not far from the border with Laos, was isolated largely unprotected, recalls Ken Rodgers, with hurried air transports the only connection to the outside during the siege.

 

All that stood between the combatants, he adds was a cleared space around the base perimeter, and the coils of razor wire within it.

There will be a free public showing of Bravo: Common Men, Uncommon Valor on Wednesday night, Oct. 30  at 6 PM in the Lodge Room of the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 223. Filmmakers Ken and Betty Rodgers will answer questions afterward. You can see the trailer for the film below: