”. A reinforced platoon of sappers broke through the Marine defensive perimeter firing AK47’s while throwing satchel charges and grenades. North vietnamese “sappers”, high on opium and willing to die, attacked the Marines. The marines were hunting, and the NVA were ready for them. The marines found themselves on surrounded by a far superior enemy force deep into enemy territory on the summit of Hill 1062.
Overrun: Jungle Warfare in Vietnam No Safe Spaces #ad - The second in a series of true war stories by a Marine who arrived in Vietnam at the age of 18.
Battle for Danang: The 1968 TET Offensive No Safe Spaces Book 3#ad - One of their targets was danang, the second largest city in South Vietnam and home to a massive military installation including the airbase. Only a handful would make it inside the perimeter of the military base. Thirty marines from a small combat base on Hill 41, supported by one tank and a 106mm recoilless rifle, would block the path of the NVA and stop them.
In one case, an entire nva battalion was wiped out by a 12-man Marine recon team with artillery and air support before they got within 20 miles of Danang. A week later, there would be another push toward Danang from the southwest by a force of 1, 500 NVA. People who were in danang during the tet offensive, and their families, should read this story to know why the NVA and Viet Cong did not reach them in large numbers.
Battle for Danang: The 1968 TET Offensive No Safe Spaces Book 3 #ad - . On january 29, several thousand nVA troops came out of their mountain hiding places and moved toward their objective, the military base at Danang. Hundreds would die trying. During the 1968 tet offensive, 85, 000 north vietnamese Army troops and local Viet Cong launched attacks on cities and military installations across South Vietnam.
Ambush at the Waterfall: a Short Story of Marines in Vietnam#ad - The nva, who had been waiting in ambush, opened fire on both the point platoon and main body. During several battles, the NVA and Marines fought fiercely, with heavy casualties on both sides. The marines were hunting and the NVA were ready for them. As the marines swept along a river, the point platoon rappelled down a waterfall that then separated them from the main body of the Marine force.
This is a short read, about 45 minutes, and is priced accordingly. After the tet offensive of 1968, the north Vietnamese Army forces fled back to their base camps in the jungle-covered mountains where they lived, trained and prepared their attacks. The first in a series of true war short stories in the collection "No Safe Spaces", by a Marine who arrived in Vietnam at the age of 18.
Ambush at the Waterfall: a Short Story of Marines in Vietnam #ad - This is the story of one of those battles told by a 19-year-old Marine who fought in those battles. The point platoon, isolated from the main body and in an open field surrounded by a numerically superior NVA force in fortified concealed positions, fought bravely. This story is dedicated to the 21 members of 3rd platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, who were killed or wounded at the waterfall in the mountains near Thuong Duc in Quang Nam province.
During operation mameluke Thrust, Marines went into those mountains in search of the NVA.
The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War#ad - The lived and died in the isolation of a primeval jungle so dense that sunlight was a luxury. They fought to protect their brothers in arms and would gladly endanger their own lives to ensure the safety of their friends. The iron triangle, tells the story of a ill conceived mission that goes horribly wrong.
They fought to perpetuate the lies presented in daily briefings that measured the success of the war in ratios and statistics. It shows the unrelenting brutality of war and how teenage boys accepted the daily violence with stoic, grim humor. It is a character driven story concentrating on the soldiers of a single squad.
The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War #ad - It is set in the months after the Tet Offensive when combat increased dramatically producing the highest casualty rate of the war. They fought for body count, a term and strategy developed by rear echelon officers, that dehumanized both the enemy and themselves. Barely out of high school, they confront their own mortality on a daily basis.
The anti war movement was at its height creating a feeling of abandonment in those left to fight in the jungle. These men did fight out of a sense of patriotism, and in fact, scoffed at the idea of anthems and the flag waving patriots at home.
As if it were yesterday: An old fat man remembers his youth as a Marine in Vietnam#ad - I try to tell what it was like for me and my brother Marines without fanfare or bravado and give the reader a vivid description of my 13 months.
Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in VietnamCasemate Publishers #ad - As he continues his journey, clark gradually learns the techniques for coping with the daily horrors he encounters, the technical skills needed to fight and survive, and how to deal with the awful reality of civilian casualties. The viet cong were a largely unseen enemy who fought a guerrilla war, setting traps and landmines everywhere.
Fighting aside, muddy rice paddies, it rained almost every day, and insect bites constantly plagued the soldiers as they moved through dense jungle, and sandy roads. Alpha one sixteen follows Clark as he discovers how to handle the daily confusion of distinguishing combatants from civilians. Assigned to the alpha company, clark gives a visceral and vivid account of life in the platoon as he progresses from green recruit to seasoned soldier over the course of a year.
Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam #ad - In this “great and necessary addition to the canon of Vietnam War memoirs” the author “is a thoroughly human Virgil guiding us through the hell of combat” New York Journal of Books. From the food they ate to the inventive ways they managed to shower—and the off-duty time they spent in the bars of Tokyo—every aspect of the platoon’s lives is explored in this revealing book.
Peter clark’s year in vietnam began in july 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division. A military Book Club main selection.
EVERY MOTHER'S SON: 77 DAYS AT KHE SANH#ad - The small marine outposts were transformed into highly effective kill zones, as the enemy slammed the landing zones with rockets, mortars, artillery and automatic weapons fire. Every man serving in Vietnam was, "Every Mother's Son. In 1968, the marine helicopter crews during the 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh risked everything, every day to keep the surrounding Marine hill positions alive and viable.
The north vietnamese army committed over 20, 000 troop to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. This is their story. The marine helicopter pilots and crews of HMM-262 dedicated their lives to saving their Marine brothers.
Doc: Platoon MediciUniverse #ad - He gave men a fighting chance. Here, in his own words, bravo company, is the gripping true story of Dan Evans, the highly decorated soldier whom the men of First Platoon, called the "fighting medic. Experience the rage, the sorrow and the remarkable spirit of Dan Evans - the PLATOON MEDIC who became a true American hero.
Doc: Platoon Medic #ad - To survivedan evans arrived in vietnam on october 7, 1968, a 21- year-old Army medic who couldn't stand the sight of blood. Before his time was up, he would master the skills of a surgeon, acquire the patience of a saint, and demonstrate the courage of a lion. Thrust into the cauldron of combat, he soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and the brutal realties of war.
Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times#ad - I am that Marine. The writing tells, about my experiences, in depth, recollections, and feelings while in the battlefields and rear base area of northern South Vietnam. The book you are about to read is a dramatic story of a Vietnam tour of duty written by a U. S. The storyline centers on me and my particular field company, my battalion, and regiment.
Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times #ad - Marine veteran of South Vietnam.
No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam#ad - The engagement that brought about that distinction resulted in the members of that platoon being awarded a Medal of Honor, three Silver Stars, a Navy Cross, and a number of Bronze Stars. During the entire vietnam war, only one platoon in the US Marine Corps was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation. A collection of over a dozen stories – including the #1 best seller, and #2 best-seller, Ambush at the Waterfall, Overrun.
You will feel as if you were present when an understrength squad attacked an enemy force that outnumbered them fifteen to one, in order to prevent a rocket attack against the airbase in Da Nang. The author joined the marines in 1966 at the age of 17 and arrived in Vietnam a year later, during the height of the war, when the casualty rate in a Marine rifle company was approaching 85 percent.
No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam #ad - You will meet the young men, most of them still in their teens, who fought that brutal war. There is humor, horror, sadness at the loss of friends and primal fear. There were no safe spaces. Because it is a collection of individual stand alone stories, some information is repeated in each story to provide context if that story is read alone.
The gripping accounts of ambushes in the jungle, firefights in rice paddies, and night watches in listening posts. There is also bravery.