By R. D. Camp Jr.,Eric Hammel
A Marine corporation Commander in Vietnam
R. D. Camp. Jr.
with Eric Hammel
In thhis vividly informed first-person narrative, retired Marine Colonel Dick Camp colorfully recounts the day-by-day strive against activities and command judgements of his Vietnam adventure as “Lima-6”—the com-mander of Lima corporation, third Battalion, twenty sixth Marines—from June
1967 via January 1968.
Upon his arrival in Vietnam, Captain Camp finessed his means into the fast command of Lima corporation following the dying of its prior commander close to Khe Sanh. immediately, he was once thrown into the demanding event of patrolling the gorgeous, lethal jungle valleys round Khe Sanh and escorting provide convoys alongside embattled road 9
between Dong Ha and Khe Sanh.
For six complete months, Dick Camp commanded Lima corporation in alternating classes of excessive strive against and extreme waiting—a common, almost emblematic adventure shared via his
peers within the 1967-1968 part of the battle in northern Quang Tri Province, bordering the DMZ and North Vietnam. In early September 1967, Camp’s battalion was once virtually overrun close to besieged Con Thien in an ambush sprung by means of an entire North Vietnamese military regiment. In early January 1968, Lima corporation ambushed the commander and employees of a North Vietnamese regiment it appears charged with assaulting the Marine traces at Khe Sanh. 3 weeks later, Lima corporation and the remainder of the strengthened twenty sixth Marine Regiment have been besieged contained in the Khe Sanh wrestle Base by means of North Vietnamese divisions.
As a lot as Lima-6 is ready struggling with the Vietnam conflict, it's also the tale of the tight camaraderie of the Marine infantry corporation at war—of males from broadly disparate backgrounds thrown jointly to be triumphant or fail as a struggling with strength. it's a compelling human tale of an infantry corporation at conflict as noticeable in the course of the eyes of its commander—the lonely guy upon whom all others rely for advice, knowledge, power, and humor.
An intensely frank, continuously human memoir, Lima-6 units out to make no political ordeological issues. it's a candid, clean narrative by way of a wrestle commander in regards to the event of command and the brotherhood of guys at battle. Lima-6 is, principally, a good account of lifestyles and demise on the center of the Vietnam War.
Dick Camp was once a Marine infantry officer for twenty-six years. He served in a wide selection of command and employees billets, together with assignments as a reconnais-sance platoon commander, corporation commander, and recruit education battalion commander. His final project used to be at Marine Corps Headquarters, the place he served as operations officer for Marine recruiting. He now lives in Northern Virginia.
Eric Hammel, an army historian, has written approximately 40 books, together with Pacifica army History’s hearth within the Streets: The conflict for Hue, Guadalcanal: hunger Island, Guadalcanal: determination at Sea, Ambush Valley, and Khe Sanh: Siege within the Clouds. He lives close to San Francisco.
Critical approval for Lima-6
“A reliable contribution to Vietnam literature. . . . regularly readable, usually vivid."
“Camp’s gritty narrative is wonderful because it takes the reader via six months of the Vietnam battle throughout the eyes of an infantry officer . . . a needs to when you are looking to comprehend the impressive accountability a firm commander has in battle. a decent portrayal.” —Vietnam book shop e-book Report
“Solid, right down to earth, and trustworthy in describing how it used to be [for] one Marine corporation commander.” —Leatherneck
“An honorable and dead-honest narrative.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Camp’s autobiography underscores the fundamental the Aristocracy usually displayed by means of males sharing dire circumstances.” —Cincinnati Enquirer
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Lima-6: A Marine Company Commander in Vietnam by R. D. Camp Jr.,Eric Hammel