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By Keith William Nolan

ISBN-10: 0890966540

ISBN-13: 9780890966549

ISBN-10: 1585446432

ISBN-13: 9781585446438

During the evening of 27-28 March 1971, a Viet Cong sapper corporation infiltrated fireplace aid Base Mary Ann, the forwardmost place within the 23d department (Americal), Snipping throughout the protecting cord and coming into the bottom with out alerting a unmarried protect in one perimeter bunker, they killed thirty U.S. squaddies and wounded eighty-two in a humiliating defeat that sounded the demise knell for the attractiveness of the as soon as proud U.S. military in Vietnam.

Although probably the most recognized activities of the battle, it hasn't ever ahead of obtained a full-scale account. Keith William Nolan has drawn on lately declassified files and interviews with greater than fifty veterans of the first Battalion of the forty sixth Infantry—the unit on Firebase Mary Ann—to re-create minute-by-minute the occasions of that evening, in addition to to appreciate how the army scenario within the waning days of the Vietnam battle allowed one of these catastrophe to ensue. It was once a interval fraught with problems—combat refusals, drug abuse, racial strife, and fraggings—and Nolan exhibits how the 1-46th Infantry handled them. He describes intimately the personalities of the major avid gamers within the 1-46th and the battalion's earlier operations round FSB Mary Ann.

The heroism of the grunts, the horror of the carnage, and the character of guerrilla struggling with are all published during this first complete account of the firebase's tale. The bright aspect and immediacy of the first-person debts provide an extraordinary view of the daily pace of operations and country of morale within the U.S. military within the tragic ultimate interval of U.S. involvement within the Vietnam War.

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