Friday, February 9, 2018

TET Offensive Presentation



A presentation on the TET Offensive will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m.

January 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the TET Offensive. TET was the largest and most important campaign of the Vietnam War. Taking advantage of a cease-fire to celebrate the first day of the Vietnamese New Year, Vietcong fighters launched attacks against virtually every significant target in South Vietnam. Although General Westmoreland correctly judged the attack to be a complete military failure the more immediate impact of TET was political. TET re-energized the anti-war movement at home exploding all official assurances that America was winning in Vietnam and that the war would soon be over.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

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