Khe Sanh 1967-68: Marines Battle For Vietnam's Vital Hilltop Base by Gordon L. RottmanKhe Sanh 1967-68: Marines Battle For Vietnam's Vital Hilltop Base by Gordon L. Rottman

Khe Sanh 1967-68: Marines Battle For Vietnam's Vital Hilltop Base

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | May 8, 2005

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Khe Sanh was a small village in northwest South Vietnam that sat astride key North Vietnamese infiltration routes. In September 1966 of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), a Marine battalion deployed into the area. Action gradually increased as the NVA attempted to destroy Free World Forces bases, and the siege of Khe Sanh proper began in October 1967. The bitter fight lasted into July 1968 when, with the changing strategic and tactical situation, the base was finally closed. This book details the siege and explains how, although the NVA successfully overran a Special Forces camp nearby, it was unable to drive US forces from Khe Sanh.
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He is now a freelance writer.
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Title:Khe Sanh 1967-68: Marines Battle For Vietnam's Vital Hilltop BaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.68 × 7.21 × 0.2 inPublished:May 8, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768634

ISBN - 13:9781841768632

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Setting the stage 1964-67/The Siege 1967-68/Air Support/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today