The Odyssey Of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive And The Epic Battle To Survive The Vietnam War
by Doug Stanton
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Forged in the fires of Tet
On January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army unleashed the Tet Offensive-and forty young U.S. soldiers of an army recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division were suddenly thrust into savage combat, having been in-country only a few weeks. Their battles forged them into a lifelong brotherhood. But when they came home, they encountered a country that wanted to forget the war, and many fell silent-until now.
Drawing on interviews, letters, after-action reports, and travel to the battle sites, Doug Stanton recounts their ordeal for the first time. Augmented by maps and combat zone photographs, The Odyssey of Echo Company breaks through the wall of time to offer an indelible portrayal of ordinary young men in an extraordinary time.
About the Author
Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestseller In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, and Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, which is the basis for a 2018 major motion picture.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 19, 2017|