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andlt;Bandgt;For some, Hill 488 was just another landmark in the jungles of Vietnam. For the eighteen men of Charlie Company, it was a last stand. This is the stirring combat memoir written by Ray Hildreth, one of the unit's survivors.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the U.S. military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, thirteen Silver Stars, and eighteen Purple Hearts — some of them posthumously. andlt;BRandgt; During the early evening of June 15, a battalion of hardened North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong — outnumbering the Americans 25-to-1 — threw everything they had at the sixteen Marines and two Navy corpsmen for the rest of that terror-filled night. Every man who held the hill was either killed or wounded defending the ground with unbelievable courage and unflagging determination — even as reinforcements were on the way. andlt;BRandgt; All they had to do was make it until dawn....

Synopsis:

The unforgettable combat memoir from a Marine who survived a Vietnam platoon action that resulted in the largest number of medals ever given to a single unit in what one officer called the "Alamo--with survivors." When the eighteen-man reconnaissance team was inserted on Hill 488 on June 13, 1966, little did they realize that before the week was out a battalion of more than 400 North Vietnamese soldiers would throw everything they had at them in one terror-filled night. Hill 488 is the story of one soldier who witnessed it all firsthand--and lived to write about it.

About the Author

Charles W. Sasser is a twenty-nine-year retired veteran of the U.S. Army, an ex-Green Beret, a former war correspondent, Miami cop, and a Tulsa, Oklahoma, detective. In addition, he has written or co-written a number of books and novels on the Vietnam War, including One Shot — One Kill, The Walking Dead, and First Seal, all available from Pocket Books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743466431
Author:
Hildreth, Ray
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
Sasser, Charles W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
108-148
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+8 pg b/w insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 6.335 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The unforgettable combat memoir from a Marine who survived a Vietnam platoon action that resulted in the largest number of medals ever given to a single unit in what one officer called the "Alamo--with survivors." When the eighteen-man reconnaissance team was inserted on Hill 488 on June 13, 1966, little did they realize that before the week was out a battalion of more than 400 North Vietnamese soldiers would throw everything they had at them in one terror-filled night. Hill 488 is the story of one soldier who witnessed it all firsthand--and lived to write about it.
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