Robin Fornoff
Del Norte Triplicate

Fifty years ago, the morning of Jan. 30, 1968, North Vietnamese armies launched a coordinated surprise attack on more than 100 cities and American troop outposts in South Vietnam in what is now known as the Tet Offensive.

While American and South Vietnamese forces held off the attacks, news coverage shocked the American public, many of whom were led to believe the war was about to come to a quick end.

Tet was the turning point that eventually brought a slow and painful end to the Vietnam war. This special edition of the Triplicate marks the anniversary of Tet and is a tribute to all those who served in Vietnam.

Find seven articles about the anniversary published today in the Features section of the Triplicate website.