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Abandoned in hell: the fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate

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In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments crossed the Cambodian border and attacked. Outnumbered three dozen to one, Albracht's men held off repeated ground assaults by communist forces with fierce hand-to-hand fighting, air support and a dangerously close B-52 strike. Refusing to allow his men to surrender, Albracht led his troops, including many wounded, off the hill and on a daring night march through enemy lines.
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subject_facetAlbracht, William
Command of troops -- Case studies
Courage -- Case studies
Escapes -- Vietnam -- Central Highlands -- History -- 20th century
Fire Base Kate (Vietnam)
Heroes -- United States -- Biography
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
United States. -- Army. -- Special Forces -- Officers -- Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United States
title_displayAbandoned in hell : the fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate
title_fullAbandoned in Hell The Fight For Vietnam's Firebase Kate
Abandoned in hell : the fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate / Captain William Albracht (Ret.) and Captain Marvin J. Wolf (Ret.) ; foreword by Joseph L. Galloway
title_shortAbandoned in hell
title_subthe fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate
topic_facetAlbracht, William
Command of troops
Courage
Escapes
Heroes
History
Military
Nonfiction
Officers
Regimental histories
Soldiers
Vietnam War, 1961-1975