Ambush at the Waterfall: Marines in Vietnam (No Safe Spaces)

Ambush at the Waterfall: Marines in Vietnam (No Safe Spaces)

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The first in a series of true war stories by a 19 year old Marine in Vietnam.

After the TET offensive of 1968, the North Vietnamese Army forces fled back to their base camps in the jungle covered mountains where they lived, trained and prepared their attacks. During Operation Mameluke Thrust, Marines went into those mountains in search of the NVA. The Marines were hunting and the NVA were ready for them. During several battles, the NVA and Marines fought fiercely, with heavy casualties on both sides. This is the story of one of those battles told by a 19 year old Marine who fought in those battles.

As the Marines swept along a river, the point platoon rappelled down a waterfall that then separated them from the main body of the Marine force. The NVA, who had been waiting in ambush, opened fire on both the point platoon and main body. The point platoon, isolated from the main body and in an open field surrounded by a numerically superior NVA force in fortified concealed positions, fought bravely.

This story is dedicated to the 21 members of 3rd platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, who were killed or wounded at the waterfall in the mountains near Thuong Duc in Quang Nam province.

Title:Ambush at the Waterfall: Marines in Vietnam (No Safe Spaces)
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  • Candice M.

    Because I grew up in the Vietnam era, the details in the story fascinated me. I felt like I was behind the scenes as the ambush occurred. But, believe me, this is not simply a story of war-time action...

  • Bev Stuart

    Mr. Johnson. Thank you for your MERITORIOUS service. You guys went through HE'LL over there. Glad you made it home &again,THANK YOU for your service. God bless. I would highly recommend to anyone who ...

  • gilbert w boxa

    Great accounting of the horrifying conditions and actions in this sad war.Totally was fascinated by the devotional assistance fellow soldiers gave to their comrades during these battles.It was sad the...

  • a.t.m.

    Short story of war in Vietnam.The author is very accomplished and very intelligent. He has penned a great short story that was worth my time. I wish he had the time to write a book containing some 300...

  • Chris Burt

    Good Quick ViewIt is always eye opening to read accounts of the soldiers who were in the battle. I enjoyed the honesty of the writer who was willing to apologize when he found out his first assumption...

  • Fred K. Jones

    Well DoneReally well written, concise and interesting. Need to understand duality of men to appreciate sacrifices made in combat. Nice that author explained different points of view....

  • Fred W. Henderson

    Once a marine......Short story but well written and interesting. I'm Very glad that in 1969 I had been out for almost two years after four years active duty. Very glad my knowledge of Vietnam is only ...

  • Hooty Hansotia

    GREAT BOOK...Excellent book on Vietnam. Would recommend to all who enjoy Great War Stories. Well written. You can actually be in the moment & feel the action.NoshirHooty....

  • Byron Sears

    Short but true and very realistic ...

  • Nick Ueber

    More of a short story or essay but good nonetheless. Writer has talent and experience so it would be good to see a full length book from him....