Hill 488 by Ray Hildreth audiobook

Hill 488

By Ray Hildreth and Charles W. Sasser
Read by Jonathan Yen

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200014170

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Runtime: 10.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the U.S. military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, thirteen Silver Stars, and eighteen Purple Hearts—some of them posthumously. During the early evening of June 15, a battalion of hardened North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong—outnumbering the Americans 25 to 1—threw everything they had at the sixteen Marines and two Navy corpsmen for the rest of that terror-filled night. Every man who held the hill was either killed or wounded defending the ground with unbelievable courage and unflagging determination—even as reinforcements were on the way. All they had to do was make it until dawn . . .

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Author Bio: Ray Hildreth

Author Bio: Ray Hildreth

Ray Hildreth was one of three recon marines who were able to walk off Hill 488 unassisted. He retired from the US Postal Service in 2002 and is a martial-arts instructor in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Author Bio: Charles W. Sasser

Author Bio: Charles W. Sasser

Charles W. Sasser, a veteran writer of military history and other books, was himself a member of the Special Forces and a Green Beret and is the bestselling author of One Shot One Kill and, with Roy Boehm, First SEAL. Many of his military titles have been main selections at the Military History Book Club. He resides in Chouteau, Oklahoma.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English