Raiding The Sanctuary

Redcatchers in Cambodia, May 12th - June 25th, 1970

by Robert J. Gouge



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781425931346
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467824507

About the Book

The "Warriors" of the 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade joined the U.S. Army's lightning offensive into the Cambodian border sanctuaries late in the afternoon of May 12th, 1970.  Less than six hours after arriving at a small, poorly-constructed patrol base called LZ Brown, two under-strength infantry companies from the battalion were fiercely engaged with the 174th NVA Regiment.  This battle marked the North Vietnamese Army's first major counter-attack of the Cambodian Incursion.  For the next two months during that hectic summer of 1970, the 5-12th Infantry and Delta Battery, 2nd Battalion, 40th Artillery fought head to head on a daily basis with some of the toughest and most determined units in the North Vietnamese Army.

About the Author

Robert J. Gouge lives with his wife, son and daughter in the mountains of western North Carolina.  A serious student of the Vietnam War and the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Gouge is an active member and teacher at Newbridge Baptist Church and a U.S. History teacher at A.C. Reynolds Middle School in Asheville.  In addition to writing and researching, Gouge is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traditional black powder hunting and shooting.