In the fall of 1969, a force of 150 Americans and their South Vietnamese allies were surrounded by 5,000 North Vietnamese Army soldiers. This is the story of their desperate defense and against-all-odds escape.* Details on the Americans' harrowing escape, which covered 2.5 miles of enemy-infested ground in five hours in the dark of night* Explains how the Americans were placed in this precarious position mere miles from the Cambodian border* What this battle says about President Richard Nixon's Vietnamization policy
Arthur G. Sharp is the author of numerous articles and serves as editor of the First Marine Division's quarterly magazine. He lives near Hartford, Connecticut.