A few good men: the story of the Fighting Fifth Marines
A fascinating history of Fighting Fifth Marines details every important Marine Corps activity of the twentieth century illustrating why the Marine Corps has earned its reputation as "the first to fight."
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General William C. Westmoreland, USA, the MACV commander, ordered the
Marines to conduct large-unit search-and-destroy operations to ferret out Viet
Cong guerrillas and defeat the NVA in set-piece battles. The Marines followed
The populace consisted primarily of women and children, most of whom had
relatives fighting with the Viet Cong. Booby traps abounded and night ambushes
or hit-and-run shootings were commonplace. In short, Go Noi Island was not a
At about this time, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese political leaders ordered the
onset of a new military campaign intended to ratchet up domestic pressure upon
American president Richard M. Nixon, who had been elected in large measure ...
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Throughout its history, the United States Marine Corps in particular, the 5th Marines has been the "first to fight." Brown, a lieutenant colonel, USMCR (Ret.), Marine historian, and veteran of the 5th ... Read full review