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Description - The Bridge at Dong Ha by John Grider Miller

This is the true story of the legendary Vietnam War hero John Ripley, who braved intense enemy fire to destroy a strategic bridge and stall a major North Vietnamese invasion into the South in April 1972. Told by a fellow Marine, the account lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts as he rigged 500 pounds of explosives by hand-walking the beams beneath the bridge, crimped detonators with his teeth, and raced the burning fuses back to shore, thus saving his comrades from certain death.

First published in 1989, the book has broad appeal as a riveting tale of adventure. But John Miller has taken this daring act of heroism beyond the specifics of time and place to provide new insights into the nature of war and warriors, characteristics that have remained unchanged for centuries and will remain valid for generations to come. It has been on the Marine Corps Commandant's recommended reading list since 1990. Newly illustrated by Col. Charles Waterhouse, USMCR (Ret.).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557505873
ISBN-10: 155750587X
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 186
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Grider Miller

John Grider Miller (1935-2009) was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, who served as Managing Editor, of U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings and of Naval History.