Blogs in January 1970

Matterhorn 1st January 1970

Base Matterhorn: a fortress carved into the jungle. Monsoon clouds swirl around the high summit, which is the hiding place of the marines from Bravo company. Close to Laos and North Vietnam, this is total isolation, skirmishes and battles...

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What it is like to go to War 1st January 1970

“In 1968, at the age of 22, Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than...

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