Echo! Five! Hotel!
The story focuses on a small Radio Relay Communications Platoon, guarded by an infantry company, on a hill 20 miles from Khe Sanh Combat Base. It is the spring of 1968. The majority of this Platoon consists of non-combatant radio operators and technicians. They were specialists in microwave and cryptographic communications. A young corporal, on watch, discovers the Grunts have "bugged out" and left the hill undefended. The grim news of the mistake soon puts the men of the Platoon into a fight to survive. The story is interrupted with humorous stateside flashbacks that reveal how the main characters earned their nicknames. In the final battle, a dramatic rescue is initiated and a promise is kept in the finest tradition of the Marine Corps.
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