This Day in History: February 24
1968 - The Tet Offensive slows to a halt as more than three weeks of hard pressing assaults by the Communist forces are stymied by stiff and successful resistance from the United States and South Vietnamese.
1968 - South Vietnamese recapture the ancient city of Hué from Communist forces.
1969 – Airman 1st Class John L. Levitow threw himself on a smoking flare and threw it out the window of the gunship, saving the lives of his crewmembers while he bled heavily. In 1970 President Nixon awarded him the Medal of Honor.
1980 – the United States captures the gold medal from Finland during their Miracle run of that year’s Winter Olympics.