Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Ho Chi Minh Trail was secret a series of roadways, waterways, and truck routes connecting North Vietnam to South Vietnam for safe travel with war supplies and aid. It also connected with neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia for extra support. The trail was named after a Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh.
Two facts about the Ho Chi Minh:
1. Over ten percent of the casualties of soldiers being transported on this roadway were cases of Malaria.
2. Vietnamese Soldiers were transported from the North to the South on this road. Sometimes, as many as 20,000 a month.