Dak To

America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
Product Number: EB00164289
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307518767
Publisher: Presidio Press
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"Excellent...?onest and realistic...?dward Murphy's meticulous research is unflawed and his writing style is novel-like."-San Antonio Express-News "A no-holds barred account...?ighly recommended."-Military magazine In June 1967, General William Westmoreland sent the 173d Airborne Brigade to Dak To, a mountainous region in the deadly Central Highlands. Here the 173d found itself locked in mortal combat, facing tremendous odds against a professional, well-trained enemy hidden under triple-canopy jungle and deeply entrenched in fortified positions, bunkers, and tunnels. Edward F. Murray captures the conflict in all its horror and heroism in this graphic account drawn from letters, diaries, official reports, and interviews with more than eighty veterans of the campaign. Outmanned, exhausted, often cut off from supplies and communication, America's "Sky Soldiers" battled back with incredible valor to rout the NVA in some of the fiercest combat of the entire Vietnam War. "Fast-paced...?n impressive immediacy."-Publishers Weekly

Author(s): Edward Murphy
Original Publish Date: Dec 24, 2008

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