Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968

Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968

By: Andrew R. Finlayson (author)Paperback

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The leader of one of the most successful U. S. Marine long range reconnaissance teams during the Vietnam War, Andrew Finlayson recounts his team's experiences in the pivotal period in the war, the year leading up to the Tet Offensive of 1968. Using primary sources, such as Marine Corps unit histories and his own weekly letters home, he presents a highly personal account of the dangerous missions conducted by this team of young Marines as they searched for North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units in such dangerous locales as Elephant Valley, the Enchanted Forest, Charlie Ridge, Happy Valley and the Que Son Mountains. Taking only six to eight men on each patrol, Killer Kane searches for the enemy far from friendly lines, often finding itself engaged in desperate fire fights with enemy forces that vastly outnumber this small band of brave Marines. In numerous close contacts with the enemy, Killer Kane fights for its survival against desperate odds, narrowly escaping death time and again.

The book gives vivid descriptions of the life of recon Marines when they are not on patrol, the beauty of the landscape they traverse, and several of the author's Vietnamese friends. It also explains in detail the preparations for, and the conduct of, a successful long range reconnaissance patrol.

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About Author

Andrew R. Finlayson served for 25 years in the U. S. Marine Corps retiring as a Colonel and went on to work in the defense industry in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Romania. He is the author of several defense and intelligence related articles and studies. He lives in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780786477012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780786477012
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0786477016

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