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  • The Last Boarding Party - The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975
  • Written by Clayton Chun
    Illustrated by Steve Noon
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781849088770
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On Sale: September 20, 2011
Pages: 80 | ISBN: 978-1-84908-877-0
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
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On April 30, 1975, the final curtain of America's long involvement in the Vietnam War fell. North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon while thousands of South Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee on foot, boat, and aircraft. The American public believed that the events in Southeast Asia had finally come to a bitter end. Less than two weeks later, President Gerald Ford ordered air, naval, and Marine forces to conduct combat operations in waters off Cambodia. On May 12, communist Cambodian Khmer Rouge elements seized the S.S. Mayaguez, an American merchant ship, and its crew in international waters. This act of piracy created an incident where U.S. Marine Corps elements attempted to rescue the Mayaguez, one of the most controversial raids in recent history. This book will track every development in the mission , an eventual success that demonstrated American resolve to use military forces in foreign policy issues after the Vietnam debacle.
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"...a concise account of a military engagement that includes many photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. Chun provides a clearly written narrative..." -Marc Leepson, Books In Brief

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