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    DescriptionIn the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to overrun FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly in the dark, for hours. Exposed ammunition canisters were hit and blew up, causing a thunderous explosion inside the FSB that left dust so thick it jammed the hand-held weapons of the GIs. Much of the combat was hand-to-hand. In all, twenty-four Americans lost their lives and another fifty-four were wounded. Nearly one hundred enemy bodies were recovered. It was one of the most vicious small-unit firefights in the history of U.S. forces in Vietnam. As in his acclaimed book "Blackhorse Riders," a finalist for the prestigious Colby Award, Phil Keith uncovers a harrowing true story of bravery and sacrifice by the men who fought valiantly to hold FSB Illingworth--a tale never-before-told and one that will not be soon forgotten.

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    Fire Base Illingworth
    An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip A. Keith, Narrator Michael Prichard
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452669038
    ISBN 10: 1452669031

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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    06 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Philip Keith served three tours in Vietnam as a naval aviator after graduating from Harvard. He is the author of "Blackhorse Riders." Philip lives in Southampton, Long Island. Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
    Review quote
    "A harrowing tale that centers on an exhausted, ragtag group of U.S. Army troops as they fought for their lives against a 400-man North Vietnamese Army regiment in a vicious engagement in 1970. The heart of the book is a virtually minute-by-minute description of the fighting." ---Publishers Weekly