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NIGHT OF THE SILVER STARS: The Battle of Lang Vei
by William R. Phillips.

Publisher: Naval Institute

Publish Date: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Description: 208 Pages, 10 Photos, 3 Line Art Drawings, 13 Illustrations.During the night of 6-7 February 1968, two dozen U.S. Army Green Berets and several hundred indigenous troops held off a numerically superior force of North Vietnamese tanks and infantry in one of the finest, most exciting examples of collective bravery, endurance, and the will to survive any war has produced. Here for the first time is the full account of that violent, deadly stand by Special Forces team A-101 at the tiny compound of Lang Vei. Nineteen Silver Stars, a Distinguished Service Cross, and a Medal of Honor were awarded, yet until now the battle has languished in the war's shadows. Making use of extensive interviews with survivors, recently uncovered oral histories, and official records, author William Phillips presents astounding tales of individual and team courage against overwhelming odds. He vividly recounts the story of eight Green Berets who held out all night against tank, grenade, and flamethrower attacks. He details the embattled camp's controversial and much-delayed relief and extraction--not by the U.S. Marines from Khe Sanh nine miles away but by super- secret MACV-SOG commandos and an air campaign of unprecedented proportions. **out of print***** Only 1 left in stock ***

Binding: Hardcover in New Dust Jacket
Condition: NEW
ID Number: 8241

Price: $24.95


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