The Battle at Ngok Tavak
In 1968, in the western jungle of Vietnam, 11 Mobile Strike Force Company, under the command of Australian Army Captain John White, supported by a Marine artillery detachment, occupied an old French fort, on a hill known as Ngok Tavak. The circumstances of the battle that ensued, and the subsequent retreat from Ngok Tavak, left issues that cried out for resolution for decades after the event. A number of American bodies were left where they had fallen, and another American, the nephew of Katharine Hepburn, went missing. After speaking extensively to the battle survivors and loved ones of the American warriors, and searching through accounts from official reports that included Vietnamese documents, eyewitness statements and war diaries, Bruce Davies has pieced together the evidence that will bring resolution to many of those connected to the battle. Soft cover, 242 pages.