No Place to Hide (Paperback)
A Company at Nui Ba Den
iUniverse, 9781532003042, 182pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2016
No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den puts into words what few can imagine and even fewer have experienced--the harrowing and life-altering experience of facing deadly assaults from snipers. The U.S. Army's Alpha Company, deployed in Vietnam in 1969, followed orders sending it toward a mountain, Nui Ba Den. There they encountered North Vietnamese snipers, secure on higher ground, who subjected the company to two days' of unremitting attack. In the end, nine members of the company and two of Charlie Company who came to their aid lost their lives.
The author, Bill Sly, survived both the battle at Nui Ba Den and the Vietnam War. A college degree in history education and his military duties writing narratives to support awards of the Medal of Honor provided him with the background and expertise to bring to life his first-hand experience with the war and this particular engagement. In the pages of No Place to Hide, he tells the story of this company and its men who served, fought, and died and those who survived to remember and to remind others of the sacrifices of their comrades.
No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den honors the men who fought together, remembers the sacrifices of those who died, and preserves the history of the events it depicts.