The Tet offensive was the height of the war in Vietnam, and was an all out, all or nothing attack throughout the country for the VC. We suffered grave losses, but they fared worse. It is said that after Tet, the VC ceased to exist as a viable fighting force for the enemy, and from that point forward, we were mostly fighting NVA troops.
It was estimated that over 1000 Viet Cong and NVA troops attacked Tan Son Nhut during the first three days of the Tet offensive.
A total of 424 enemy bodies were counted on and just outside the base, and 9 POWs captured. The total is not complete, as the enemy body count was terminated due to more pressing operational requirements.
Friendly forces: 55 killed in action, 163 wounded in action