Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq’s most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam would prove costly for the men.
The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated overwhelming, entrenched enemy troops.
Everything went wrong in America’s first test of whether the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific, the key steppingstones to the doorstep of Japan, could be captured by across-the-beach infantry assaults.
The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Tattered, torn and depleted the men of Echo Company repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.
This is the untold true story of "Bloody George," an understrength, undermanned, marine rifle company, hastily called to serve their country in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. Their courage would be legendary, their fight, epic.