The Siege of LZ Kate

The Battle for an American Firebase in Vietnam


Book Description

In the fall of 1969, a force of 150 Americans and their South Vietnamese allies were surrounded by 5,000 North Vietnamese Army soldiers. This is the story of their desperate defense and against-all-odds escape.

  • Details on the Americans' harrowing escape, which covered 2.5 miles of enemy-infested ground in five hours in the dark of night
  • Explains how the Americans were placed in this precarious position mere miles from the Cambodian border
  • What this battle says about President Richard Nixon's Vietnamization policy

  • About Sharp, Arthur G.

    Arthur G. Sharp is the author of numerous articles and serves as editor of the First Marine Division's quarterly magazine. He lives near Hartford, Connecticut.