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. Download and start listening now!