About Face - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

David Hackworth
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Hackworth says that 1966 is the year that he really established himself. Captain Robert Murphy and Emerson's C Company were pinned down by the Vietnamese. Hackworth was assigned to relieve and reinforce Murphy. He brought the Tigers and B Company in on both sides of the enemy. Jim Gardiner was killed in the operation but that night they set up their perimeter around the village. They had a total of nineteen dead. The NVA left the My Canh area during the night.

Hackworth says that the NVA troops were vwell trained and disciplined. At My Phu, Hackworth saw an old man and had someone ask him for information. He told them about the NVA in the area and they caught the NVA by surprise, a fact confirmed by a prisoner they captured. Hackworth was called to brief Westmoreland on the battle and received his congratulations. Hackworth...

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