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Mekong First Light (Electronic book text)
Mekong First Light (Electronic book text): Joseph W Callaway

Mekong First Light (Electronic book text)

Joseph W Callaway

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Before we got to Vietnam, the troops all thought you would be the first lieutenant killed, and in the end, you were the only one left. We were all wrong. You were the best.
Sgt. Lonnie Tallman Caldwell"
""December, 1966: " Platoon leader Lt. Joseph Callaway had just turned twenty-three when he arrived in Vietnam to lead forty-two untested men into battle against some of the toughest, most experienced, and best-trained guerrilla soldiers in the world. Callaway soon learned that most events in this savage jungle war were beyond his control. But there was one thing he could do well: take the best damn care of his troops he knew how.
In the Viet Cong infested provinces around the Mekong Delta where the platoon was assigned, the enemy was always ready to attack at the first sign of weakness. And when the jungle suddenly erupted in the chaos of battle, the platoon leader was the Cong s first target. Mekong First Light is at times horrific, heartrending, and heroic, but is always brutally honest. Callaway s account chronicles a soldier s painful realization of the true nature of America s war in Vietnam: It was a war that could not be won.

"From the Paperback edition.""

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Imprint: Presidio Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2007
Authors: Joseph W Callaway
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-17107-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
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Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > From 1900
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-299-17107-9
Barcode: 9781299171077

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