Marshalling the Faithful: The Marines' First Year in Vietnam

Marshalling the Faithful: The Marines' First Year in Vietnam


By (author) Charles W Henderson

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  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 411 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0425209970
  • ISBN 13: 9780425209974
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 1,353,044

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CALLED TO FIGHT A NEW KIND OF WAR, THEY BECAME A NEW BREED OF WARRIOR. In 1965, the U.S. Marines landed in Vietnam. It was supposed to be just another deployment. America was going to do what the French before them could not--clean up that dirty little brush war in South Vietnam. But, new to the front lines, the Marines were experiencing the smoke and bloodshed of war for the first time. That year, the war's carnage became frighteningly real to television audiences back home--but the Marines were already displaying the fighting courage of experienced heroes. They had quickly learned the first rule of combat: Kill or be killed.With the explosive firepower of his military classics Marine Sniper and Silent Warrior, Charles Henderson gives a startlingly realistic account of the Marines' hellish introduction to a new kind of warfare--and the raw truth about how it produced a new kind of American soldier.

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Author information

Charles Henderson is a veteran of more than twenty-three years in the United States Marine Corps, with a distinguished career spanning from Vietnam to the Gulf War, after which he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. In addition to writing his own books and for various publications, he runs his family's cattle enterprise in Peyton, Colorado. His first book was critically acclaimed military classic Marine Sniper, which first chronicled the exploits of U.S.M.C. sniper Carlos Hathcock. He is also the author of Marshalling the Faithful.

Table of contents

Marshalling the FaithfulPreface 1. Vietnam's War: Why America Joined the Fight 2. Noises in the Wire 3. . . . Then Turn Left 4. Learning Guerrilla 5. First Firefight 6. Going After Charlie 7. Going South 8. Back to Cam Ne: Zippos and CBS News 9. Hunting Charlie 10. Cornering Charlie 11. Starlite 12. Charlie Regroups 13. Mad Dogs and Riverines 14. Round-Eyed Charlie 15. Birdwatcher 16. B.C.'s Beer Bust Acknowledgments Bibliography