Nothing could have prepared privileged-boy Jack McLean for the horror of Landing Zone Loon--a three-day battle that took place on a remote hill tucked into the border of North Vietnam and Laos in June 1968, killing twenty-seven men, wound nearly one hundred others, and leave several dozen survivors to defend an ever-shrinking perimeter with little water or ammo. A powerful coming-of-age portrait that defines some of the most tumultuous events in our history, both in Vietnam and back home.

Loon: A Marine Story 2010, Ballantine Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780345510167

Trade paperback

Loon: A Marine Story 2009, Presidio Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345510150