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andlt;Bandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Black Hawk Down,andlt;/Iandgt; the fight went on for a day. In andlt;Iandgt;We Were Soldiers Once and Young,andlt;/Iandgt; the fighting lasted three days. In andlt;Iandgt;The Village,andlt;/Iandgt; one Marine squad fought for 495 days — half of them died.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are now a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought and died. And why the villagers remember them to this day.

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In 1966, 15 United States Marines entered the tiny village of Binh Nghia, Vietnam, to secure and clear the surrounding jungle of the enemy. The villagers themselves aided the Marines in their fight against the Viet Cong. Here, an unbreakable bond was forged between the Americans who fought for Vietnam and the villagers who matched their devotion and determination.

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In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days — half of them died.

Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are now a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought and died. And why the villagers remember them to this day.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Francis J. "Bing" Westandlt;/Bandgt; served in Vietnam as a Marine infantry officer, and later as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Dean of Research at the Naval War College, an analyst at the RAND Corporation, and a lead CNN commentator during Desert Storm. He is currently president of the GAMA Corporation. A frequent contributor to defense journals, West is also the author of Small Unit Action in Vietnam, and Naval Forces and National Security. His new novel, andlt;Iandgt;The Pepperdogs,andlt;/Iandgt; is available from Simon andamp;amp; Schuster. Visit his Web site at www.westwrite.com

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by James R. Schlesinger,Former Secretary of Defense

Author's Preface

Book I The Setting

Book II Night Patrols

Book III Defeat

Book IV "Work Very Hard — Never Look Tired"

Book V The Challenge

Book VI Acceptance

Epilogue: 1967

1968

1969-70

1971

2002

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743457576
Author:
West, Bing
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
West, Francis J.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Volunteers
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Military / General
Subject:
Volunteer workers in agriculture
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Vietnam - Binh Nghia
Subject:
Binh Nghia (Vietnam) History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
pt. 1.
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+ 8 pg b/w insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7 oz

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Product details 400 pages Pocket Books - English 9780743457576 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1966, 15 United States Marines entered the tiny village of Binh Nghia, Vietnam, to secure and clear the surrounding jungle of the enemy. The villagers themselves aided the Marines in their fight against the Viet Cong. Here, an unbreakable bond was forged between the Americans who fought for Vietnam and the villagers who matched their devotion and determination.
"Synopsis" by , In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days — half of them died.

Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are now a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of fifteen resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought and died. And why the villagers remember them to this day.

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