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Last Stand at Khe Sanh

The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour In Vietnam

By Gregg Jones, 1959-

For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that America faced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain stronghold called Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharp ground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes. After several weeks of heroic defense, the besieged Americans struck back in a series of bold assaults, and the North Vietnamese withdrew with heavy losses.

Last Stand at Khe Sanh is the vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic confrontation as experienced by the men who were there: Marine riflemen and grenadiers, artillery and air observers, platoon leaders and company commanders, Navy corpsmen and helicopter pilots, and a plucky band of US Army Special Forces. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, Last Stand at Khe Sanh captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.

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2014

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9780306821394


Format: Book
Author: Jones, Gregg, 1959-
Title: Last stand at Khe Sanh : the U.S. Marines' finest hour in Vietnam / Gregg Jones.
Publisher Date: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Subject: United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975. United States. Marine Corps. Khe Sanh, Battle of, Vietnam, 1968.
Isbn: 9780306821394 (hardcover) 0306821397 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Jones, Gregg, 1959-
Title: Last stand at Khe Sanh : the U.S. Marines' finest hour in Vietnam / Gregg Jones.
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.
Publisher, Date: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Description: xx, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Subjects: United States. Marine Corps.
Subjects: Khe Sanh, Battle of, Vietnam, 1968.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-344) and index.
Contents: Death in the tall grass -- The Battle of Hill 861 -- Khe Sanh Combat Base -- The Battle of Khe Sanh Village -- Muscle Shoals -- The walking dead -- "Should we withdraw from Khe Sanh?" -- "Hell in a very small place" -- The Battle of Hill 861 Alpha -- "Tanks in the wire" -- The Battle of Hill 64 -- "We are not going to be defeated at Khe Sanh" -- "What the hell is out there?" -- "Proud to be a marine" -- Super gaggle -- "Why are you leaving us to die?" -- "A military challenge unprecedented in this war" -- "I just came from hell" -- "Bitter hardships and blood" -- "If there is a god, why would he let good men die" -- "We made them pay" -- Breakout.
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ISBN: 9780306821394 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0306821397 (hardcover)
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