I am sure you guys heard about the fight on Hill 488. A platoon of recon Marines where scouting enemy troop movements and stayed 1 night to long. They were surrounded by what they thought was a battalion of NVA regulars, by the end of the night they where reduced to throwing rocks at the enemy. Just like the cover of the book says- they held there ground. But that was made a hell of a lot easier (but was in no way easy for the guys on the ground) to do by the Helicopter pilots who gave them cover till dawn came. Excellent book and tells you how damn tough the Marines of the United States are.

Have a good Labor Day guys.

Bill D.