Major Gordon Brown, AATTV, and Vietnamese Women Stand Before Rotting Clothing
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Major Gordon Brown, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), of Victoria, and Vietnamese women stand before rotting clothing found in a mass grave near Nam Hoa. The remains of more than 200 victims of the Viet Cong during the 1968 Tet Offensive were found in the grave. October 1969. Vietnam Veteran Comments: "I was instructed to visit Nam Hoa District village to ascertain whether it was a fact that the remains of some of the victims of the Tet massacre in 1968 had been found. I cannot, in words, describe the scene that confronted me when I arrived at that place. Approximately a thousand bodies had been retrieved and placed in Nam Hoa Village… In front of the shrine was a large open space where skeletons were laid on plastic for identification. It was a devastating sight." -Warrant Officer Don Killion
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