At the end of January, 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese launched an offensive throughout the entire country of South Vietnam. Every major city and every Provincial Capital was attacked.
The attack on Kontum, the capital of Kontum Province, was initially thwarted by elements of the South Vietnamese Army, who prevented the enemy from taking complete control of the city. However, during the attack, enemy forces managed to occupy large areas of the city and some of the outlying territory. The US Army force responsible for this area of operations was the 4th Infantry Division. Several units of the Division were tasked with clearing the enemy out of the city and pursuing him into the countryside.
By May 21st the NVA had taken Ben Het to the north, surprised and overrun the ARVN 105mm Arty FB on Hwy 14 and the SF Camp north of Kontum. They were massed in force just outside the city itself. With the help of US Air Assault helicopters pioneering TOW weapons they were able to limit the push into the city. Can you? This scn represents 21--28 May.