1124- Cousin memorializes Tet Offensive casualty with Vietnam trip

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Spec 4 Murray Lee Veron born July 4, 1946 and killed in action Jan. 31, 1968, defending the Tan Son Nhut airport. Photo submitted by Ken Vernon

Episode 1124 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story about the wonderful thing Ken Veron of Corydon, Indiana did to memorialize his cousin Murray Lee Veron who was killed in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. The story appeared in The News and Tribune and was titled: Corydon man goes to Vietnam to remember cousin killed in 1968 Tet offensive and was submitted by Chris Morris.

The Chris Morris story is at the confluence of two relevant Vietnam War peculiarities. One was the Tet Offensive which occurred fifty years ago and the other is the increasingly popular pursuit of Vietnam Veterans to make sojourns back to the country where they fought so hard many years ago.

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The placing and hiding of the commemorative coin at the site where Veron’s cousin and others were killed. Photo submitted by Ken Vernon

The story is centered around Ken Veron, the cousin of the fallen 25th Division cav trooper, making a trip to Vietnam to honor his cousin. He was accompanied by several members of his cousin’s old unit Charlie Troop 3/4 Cav.

The Tet Offensive in reality was a tremendous defeat for the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese counterparts yet it was characterized by the defeatist American media as a colossal defeat for the Americans. This produced a big drop in support for the war and set up the eventual takeover of South Vietnam by the heathen communists from the North.

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Ken Vernon and his group of Vietnam Veterans. Photo submitted by Ken Vernon

The position taken by the defeatist American media placed great contempt on the memory of Murray Lee Veron and others how gave their lives to stave off the communist hordes in the Tet Offensive.

The article also described the welcome the returning veterans received from their former deadly adversaries when they returned to Vietnam.

Listen to episode 1124 and hear the whole story about the wonderful thing a cousin did to honor his cousin who was killed in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive and the unexpected reception received by the returning Vietnam Veterans.


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