When United States Marines landed in Vietnam in 1965 they faced guerrilla warfare for the first time. Follow their experience in this story from Charles W. Henderson, author of Goodnight, Saigon and Marine Sniper. Published in 2006. 432 Pages - Softcover.
First time in trade paperback, from the bestselling author of Marine Sniper and Goodnight, Saigon.
In 1965, the U.S. Marines landed in Vietnam. It was supposed to be just another deployment. America was going to do what the French could not: clean up that dirty little brush war in South Vietnam. But the Marines were experiencing a brand-new sort of enemy-the guerrilla fighter.That year, the war's carnage became frighteningly real to television audiences back home-but the Marines were already displaying the fighting courage of experienced heroes. They had quickly learned the first rule of combat: kill or be killed.
With the explosive firepower of his military classics Marine Sniper and Silent Warrior, Charles Henderson gives a startlingly realistic account of the Marines' hellish introduction to a new kind of warfare-and the raw truth about how it produced a new kind of American soldier.
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Date of Publication: June 2006
Number of Pages: 432
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