By Gregg Jones
For seventy-seven days, the Marines and a contingent folks military unique Forces persevered artillery barrages, sniper fireplace, flooring attacks, and ambushes. Air strength, Marine, and military pilots braved perilous flying stipulations to convey offers, evacuate casualties, and stem the North Vietnamese Army's onslaught. As President Lyndon B. Johnson weighed using tactical nuclear guns, american citizens watched the surprising drama spread on nightly newscasts. via all of it, the bloodied defenders of Khe Sanh held enterprise and ready for an Alamo-like final stand.
Now, Gregg Jones takes readers into the trenches and bunkers at Khe Sanh to inform the tale of this notable second in American historical past. Last Stand at Khe Sanh captures the phenomenal braveness and brotherhood that sustained the yank struggling with males in the course of the ordeal. It brings to existence an unforgettable forged of characters-young highschool dropouts and rootless rebels looking for John Wayne glory; grizzled Korean warfare veterans; daredevil pilots; gritty platoon leaders and corporate commanders; and brave army surgeons who volunteered to serve in strive against with the storied Marines.
Drawing on in-depth interviews with siege survivors, hundreds of thousands of pages of archival records, and ratings of oral background money owed, Gregg Jones supplies a poignant and heart-pounding narrative necessary of the heroic protection of Khe Sanh.
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Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam by Gregg Jones