“I’m honored that Bruce Clarke has portrayed the bravery of not only the Americans but all of us who fought and won the largest ground battle of the siege of Khe Sanh. We believed in our cause and dedicated our lives to it and this book clearly illustrates what many efforts about the Vietnam War do not–the bravery and efforts of the warriors who fought beside the Americans in the Vietnam War.  The spirits of the ARVN soldiers who lost their lives at Khe Sanh would smile and say ” Cam õn Ðaị Ta” Clarke  (Thank you COL Clarke) because their sacrifice has not been totally forgotten.”

Major Tinh-A-Nhi, District Chief Huong Hoa District, RVN, 1966-68.

“Most books studying the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh focus on the Marine Corps’ defense of the base and the hilltops to the north. Other books examine the fall of the nearby Lang Vei Special Forces Camp overrun by North Vietnamese tanks. To most Khe Sanh was a Marine battle. While heavily shelled and the hilltop outposts fought off attacks, the main base experienced only minor ground attacks. There was another battle though, unheralded in most books, the vicious fight for Khe Sanh Village south of the main base. This fight saw 25 Army and Marine advisors and 175 Vietnamese irregular troops fighting off a North Vietnamese regular regiment. Bruce Clarke aptly describes the valor and spirit of the defenders as they beat back repeated assaults with little support from the main base. This is a first person account of a virtually unheard of battle characterized by heroism and dedication to duty.”

Gordon L. Rottman, Author, Khe Sanh 1967-68