The Bridge at Dong Ha

  • by John Grider Miller
  • Narrated by Terence Aselford
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Easter morning, 1972, Marine captain John Ripley braved intense enemy fire to blow up a bridge during the North Vietnamese "Easter Offensive." Ripley became a legend within the Marine Corps for his daring act of heroism. His story is described here by fellow Marine John Grider Miller. Miller lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts during the 3 hours it took to place and set the fuses while some 30,000 enemy troops and 200 tanks prepared to cross just yards away. Such a compelling act of raw courage and personal resolve is rarely encountered.

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"This story of men doing the extraordinary can make for a well-spent evening." AudioFile

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The book itself is good, but it sounds like the narration was recorded on a cheap handheld pointed in the general direction of a conference call. Disappointing.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press