Con Thien : the Hill of Angels / James P. Coan.

A memoir/history of a much-beleaguered Marine outpost of the DMZ. Throughout much of 1967, a remote United States Marine firebase only two miles from the demilitarized zone (DMZ) captured the attention of the world's media. That artillery-scarred outpost was the linchpin of the so-called McNama...

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Main Author: Coan, James P.
Format: eBook
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • Roots of conflict
  • Before the Americans came
  • The generals
  • McNamara's wall
  • The DMZ war unfolds
  • Nguyen of the North versus PFC Jones
  • Setting the stage
  • The bloody month of May
  • Battle for Con Thien
  • DMZ invasion
  • Summer in hell
  • Buffalo
  • Running the gauntlet
  • General offensive, phase I
  • The "Thundering Third"
  • Into the valley of death
  • The siege
  • 3/9's turn in the barrel
  • Monsoon misery
  • Living in the "V" ring
  • The "Magnificent Bastards"
  • Kentucky
  • Winter battles : 1967-68
  • After Tet
  • Parting shots.