The Odyssey of Echo Company

The Odyssey of Echo Company

The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War

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A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their sixty-day fight for survival during the 1968 Tet Offensive, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476761916
1476761914
9781476761930
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 St
Description: xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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In many ways, a platoon is a family made by war. This book traces a recon platoon of the 101st Airborne's experiences during the 1968 Tet Offensive and what happened when they returned home to an indifferent if not hostile America, making the title all the more applicable. Also available to downl... Read More »


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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2018

... there are three people you fight for: your buddy, yourself and your family.

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2018

They will fight to the death for each other, yet, of course, none of them wants to die.

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2018

There are two types of people in Vietnam. The quick and the dead.

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Jan 09, 2018

..., be bokd, act swiftly, and keep moving.

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Jan 09, 2018

Making the grade is up to you.

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Nov 05, 2017

Well worth the time. Good stories and perspective about a very trouble, terrible time for our country, but also the story of some very stand-up, honorable men.

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