By James P. Coan
A memoir/history of a much-beleaguered Marine outpost of the DMZ.
Throughout a lot of 1967, a distant usa Marine firebase in basic terms miles from the demilitarized quarter (DMZ) captured the eye of the world’s media. That artillery-scarred outpost was once the linchpin of the so-called McNamara Line meant to discourage incursions into South Vietnam through the North Vietnamese military. As such, the combating alongside this territory used to be really extreme and bloody, and the physique count number rose daily.
Con Thien combines James P. Coan’s own stories with details taken from records, interviews with conflict individuals, and authentic files to build a strong tale of the way of life and wrestle at the crimson clay bulls-eye referred to as "The Hill of Angels." As a tank platoon chief in Alpha corporation, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d Marine department, Coan used to be stationed at Con Thien for 8 months in the course of his 1967-68 carrier in Vietnam and witnessed a lot of the carnage.
Con Thien used to be seriously bombarded via enemy artillery with impunity since it was once situated in politically delicate territory and the U.S. govt wouldn't enable direct armed reaction from Marine tanks. Coan, like many different infantrymen, started to think as if the govt was once as a lot the enemy because the NVA, but he persevered to struggle for his nation with all that he had. In his
riveting memoir, Coan depicts the hardships of existence within the DMZ and the ineffectiveness of a lot of the U.S. army attempt in Vietnam.
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