Fifty years ago, the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive struck targets across South Vietnam in the hopes of toppling the government in Saigon and driving its American allies from the country. The Odyssey of Echo Company embeds the reader with a reconnaissance platoon of the 101st Airborne Division to tell the harrowing story of 40 young men from across America suddenly thrust into savage combat on the far side of the world. Join the Project on Military and Diplomatic History as we welcome Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers who Rode to Victory In Afghanistan and In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors, to discuss his latest book, leadership and sacrifice in wartime, and the importance of Vietnam and the Tet Offensive a half century later.
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