Last Stand at Khe Sanh
The US Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam
By Gregg Jones
Narrated by William Hughes / 11 hours 54 minutes
The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh toldthrough the eyes of the men who lived it.
For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that Americafaced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand US Marines held off thirtythousand North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain strongholdcalled Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharpground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes.After several weeks of heroic defense, the besieged Americans struck back in aseries of bold assaults, and the North Vietnamese withdrew with heavy losses.
Last Stand at Khe Sanhis the vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic confrontation as experiencedby the men who were there: Marine riflemen and grenadiers, artillery and airobservers, platoon leaders and company commanders, Navy corpsmen and helicopterpilots, and a plucky band of US Army Special Forces. Based on extensivearchival research and more than one hundred interviews with participants, Last Stand at Khe Sanh captures thecourage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yetof this epic battle.