Guns Up!

Guns Up!

Description

THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE.

"Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth. The Marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes. This new edition of Guns Up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war. The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines.


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Details

Author(s)
John O. E. Clark
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
108 x 174 x 27mm | 190g
Publication date
01 Mar 2002
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Ballantine Books Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Rev ed.
ISBN10
0345450264
ISBN13
9780345450265
Bestsellers rank
244,323