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100 1  Albracht, William,|eauthor. 
245 10 Abandoned in hell|h[OverDrive electronic resource] :|bthe 
       fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate /|cCaptain William 
       Albracht (Ret.) and Captain Marvin J. Wolf (Ret.). 
264  1 New York, New York :|bNAL Caliber,|c2015. 
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520 2  "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--some 6,000 men--
       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. For days, the NVA blanketed Kate in a rain of 
       rockets, mortars, artillery, machine guns, and small arms,
       blocking efforts to resupply, reinforce, or evacuate the 
       outpost. Albracht continually exposed himself to enemy 
       fire to direct air strikes, to guide re-supply helicopters,
       to distribute ammunition and water to his men, to retrieve
       the dead and to rescue the wounded, often shielding men 
       with his own body. Wounded by rocket shrapnel, he refused 
       medical attention or evacuation. Exhausted from days 
       without sleep, he continued to rally his men to beat off 
       each new enemy attack.  After five days, Kate's defenders 
       were out of ammo and water. Aerial resupply was suicidal, 
       and reinforcements were denied by military commanders who 
       had written off Kate. Albracht refused to surrender or die
       in place. 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. Abandoned in 
       Hell is an astonishing memoir of leadership, sacrifice, 
       and brutal violence, a riveting journey into Vietnam's 
       heart of darkness, and a compelling reminder of the 
       transformational power of individual heroism. Not since 
       Lone Survivor and We Were Soldiers Once, And Young has 
       there been such a gripping and authentic account of 
       battlefield courage. Includes photos"--|cProvided by 
533    Electronic reproduction.|bNew York|cPenguin Publishing 
       Group|d2015|nAvailable via World Wide Web. 
600 10 Albracht, William|vSound recordings. 
610 10 United States.|bArmy.|bSpecial Forces|xOfficers|vBiography
       |vSound recordings. 
650  0 Vietnam War, 1961-1975|vPersonal narratives, American
       |vSound recordings.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Escapes|zVietnam|zCentral Highlands|xHistory|y20th century
       |vSound recordings.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Soldiers|zUnited States|vBiography|vSound recordings.
       |vSound recordings. 
650  0 Heroes|zUnited States|vBiography|vSound recordings.|vSound
650  0 Command of troops|vCase studies|vSound recordings.|vSound 
650  0 Courage|vCase studies|vSound recordings.|vSound 
651  0 Fire Base Kate (Vietnam)|vSound recordings. 
655  7 Electronic audiobooks.|2local 
700 1  Wolf, Marvin J.,|eauthor. 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor. 
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