Last stand at Khe Sanh : the U.S. Marines' finest hour in Vietnam / Gregg Jones.
By: Jones, Gregg.Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.Description: xx, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780306821394; 0306821397.Subject(s): Khe Sanh, Battle of, Vietnam, 1968 | United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Marine Corps | United States. Marine Corps | Khe Sanh, Battle of (Vietnam : 1968) | Vietnam War (1961-1975) | Vietnam | 1961 - 1975Genre/Form: History.DDC classification: 959.704/3450973
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Describes the biggest battle of the Vietnam War as experienced by the men who fought it, when the embattled American troops turned around several weeks of besiegement and boldly assaulted the North Vietnamese mountain stronghold of Khe Sanh.