Semper-Fi: Vietnam (Paperback)
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Semper-Fi: Vietnam (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/08/2003
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From their early days in 1965 when the order of the day was to drive the insurgent Viet Cong from the villages around Da Nang to the final, dramatic evacuation of Saigon ten years later, Semper Fi-Vietnam relates the whole gutsy, glorious saga of the Marines in Vietnam in stark, riveting detail. Acclimating to their strange new surroundings occupied the Marines' first few weeks in South Vietnam. . . . Throughout the day, peasants dressed in pajama-like clothing and sporting conical hats worked the paddies behind the heaving water buffalo. . . . If daytime scenes appeared bucolic, the arrival of sunset quickly changed that perception. Gunfire and explosions erupted at dusk. Marines nervously watched bright tracers cut colorful swaths across the night sky. From distant bamboo thickets, mortar shells flew skyward to crash in the paddies. The Marines were learning that the war in South Vietnam was unlike anything for which they'd been trained.

Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780891418245
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 174 x 106 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A RICH BLEND OF COMMAND STRATEGY AND HEROIC INDIVIDUAL EXPLOITS . . . An interesting and highly readable account of Marine Corps infantry operations in South Vietnam [that] perfectly captures the spirit of the gallant men who fought the battles and took the casualties."
--GEN RAYMOND G. DAVIS, USMC (Ret.)
Former commanding general
of the 3d Marine Division in Vietnam (1968-69)

From their early days in 1965 when the order of the day was to drive the insurgent Viet Cong from the villages around Da Nang to the final, dramatic evacuation of Saigon ten years later, Semper Fi--Vietnam relates the whole gutsy, glorious saga of the Marines in Vietnam in stark, riveting detail.

"A compelling and in-depth history of the Marine Corps ground campaigns in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. This dramatic account of the principle USMA combat engagements in that long and bitter struggle provides a vivid look at the campaigns that is written primarily from the perspective of the troops who fought them. . . . Covers the campaigns and engagements . . . in considerable and meticulous detail."
--Sea Power

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