Military History of the most famous battle of the Vietnam War 1962-1975. Story of the United States Marine Corps and its heroic South Vietnamese allies, the ARVN, at the Marine Base at KHE SANH in the I Corps Operational Zone [Quang Tri Province] before, during and after the TET Offensive of 1967-68 launched by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army under General Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh. Recounts the sacrifice and heroism of the United States Marine Corps, specifically the 77 day siege of the base and air strip at Khe Sanh, the attack on the US Special Forces Camp at Lang Vei, the initial defence during Operation Scotland I, the air offensive Operation NIAGARA, the ground offensive Operation PEGASUS and the relief of Khe Sanh by the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 5th and 9th Marine Regiments and the final counter offensive by the 26th Marine Regiment and the heroism of the 9th Marines. A testament to the superlative professionalism and unflinching dedication and sacrifice of the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps and United States Army. The story focuses on the roles of Colonel David E. Lownds [26th Marine Regiment Commander], General Rathvon C. Tompkins, Lieutenant General Cushman [III MAF] and COMUSMACV Commander General William Westmoreland. The entire Siege of Khe Sanh from 21st January 1968 to 6th April 1968 is dealt with in great detail as well as the progress of the engagement with PAVN forces. The battles around Hills 881 North & South, Hills 861 and 861A, Hills 558 and Hill 64 and the Battle of Lang Vei Special Forces Camp is described exactly as it happened. The Military sequence of events is described in 337,000 words in the book. Also includes the story of Sergeant David C. Dolby recipient of the Medal of Honour for his actions in the Vietnam War and his 2nd Tour of Vietnam in the 1st Battalion, 101st Airborne Division from 1967 to 1968.
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Published November 5, 2012
by Levanter Publishing & Associates.