Blood in the Hills: The Story of Khe Sanh, the Most Savage Fight of the Vietnam War
Blood in the Hills: The Story of Khe Sanh, the Most Savage Fight of the Vietnam War

Blood in the Hills: The Story of Khe Sanh, the Most Savage Fight of the Vietnam War

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Blood in the Hills: The Story of Khe Sanh, the Most Savage Fight of the Vietnam War by Robert Maras, Charles W. Sasser

A soldier’s eye view of Vietnam’s fiercest close-quarters battle upon its 50th anniversary

Khe Sanh’s Hill Fights of 1967—as experienced by co-author Bobby Maras and told in this hour-by-hour, day-by-day account—were carnage on the ground, much of it hand-to-hand fighting in the dark. Thanks to the brave Marines of the 9th and 3rd, Khe Sanh survived the first concentrated attack by the North Vietnamese to invade the South. After the Hill Fights, American forces pulled back and held out against constant enemy shelling and frequent attacks until the siege was broken. Combining Maras’ personal experiences with the war’s bigger picture, Blood in the Hills honors the heroic actions of our soldiers and shows how Khe Sanh was microcosm of the entire Vietnam War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493019755
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 632,374
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Charles W. Sasser is a veteran of the U.S. Navy (journalist) and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a combat veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action. He has published over 3000 pieces in a wide range of magazines and is author, co-author or contributing author of more than 50 books and novels. Sasser now lives in Oklahoma with wife Donna.

Robert (Bobby) Maras was a private first class, machinegunner with Weapons Platoon, Golf Company, 2nd Batallion, 3rd Marines during the Hill Fights at Khe Sanh. He retired as a gunnery sergeant. After retiring from the military, he became a police officer in Tulsa. Maras is also a former actor and stunt man. He now lives in Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Authors' Note xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Combat Landing 1

Chapter 2 The Graveyard 7

Chapter 3 Khe Sanh 11

Chapter 4 Saddle Up 19

Chapter 5 The "Big Picture" 25

Chapter 6 Take No Prisoners 30

Chapter 7 Good Morning, Vietnam 38

Chapter 8 A Walk in the Sun 42

Chapter 9 Kill Zone 47

Chapter 10 Rescue 54

Chapter 11 The Cherry Pie 58

Chapter 12 Dear John 66

Chapter 13 Ambush 70

Chapter 14 A Good War 77

Chapter 15 The French Lady 81

Chapter 16 Wounded 87

Chapter 17 Get on the Chopper 95

Chapter 18 The Green Parrot 101

Chapter 19 The Watch Continued Running 106

Chapter 20 The Pond 114

Chapter 21 A Night of Imposters 119

Chapter 22 Premonition 123

Chapter 23 Dog Biscuits 128

Chapter 24 The FNG 132

Chapter 25 The POWs 137

Chapter 26 Pencil Dicks 141

Chapter 27 America's Living Rooms 145

Chapter 28 The Fall of 881S 151

Chapter 29 Show Time 157

Chapter 30 Move! Move! 162

Chapter 31 Timber-r-r-r! 165

Chapter 32 Dig In, Marines 172

Chapter 33 Knock That Shit Off! 177

Chapter 34 Purple Haze 182

Chapter 35 Kilgore's Starlite 187

Chapter 36 The Few, the Proud 191

Chapter 37 Sleep Like the Dead 201

Chapter 38 Mushy Dianne 207

Chapter 39 The Ridge Finger 211

Chapter 40 Body Count 218

Chapter 41 The Silver Dragon 224

Chapter 42 Skinny Dipping 228

Chapter 43 Picnic 231

Chapter 44 Along the DMZ 237

Chapter 45 Anything for R&R 241

Chapter 46 The Siege 247

Afterword 254

Index 257

About the Authors 266

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Anonymous 11 months ago
Good story