Semper Fi: Vietnam: From Da Nang To The Dmz, Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965-1975

byEdward F. Murphy

Mass Market Paperback | August 26, 2003

Semper Fi: Vietnam: From Da Nang To The Dmz, Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965-1975 by Edward F. Murphy
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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.
Edward F. Murphy is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is the author of a three-volume series on Medal of Honor recipients: Heroes of WWII, Korean War Heroes, and Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes, as well two Vietnam War histories: Dak To and The Hill Fights. He livesFrom their early days in 1965 when the order of the day was to d...
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Title:Semper Fi: Vietnam: From Da Nang To The Dmz, Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965-1975Format:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 6.88 X 4.16 X 0.95 inShipping dimensions:432 pages, 6.88 X 4.16 X 0.95 inPublished:August 26, 2003Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0891418245

ISBN - 13:9780891418245

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