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Military History Author Mike Guardia - Fire in the Hole

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who talks about his brand new book, “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” 

"Fire in the Hole," follows the deployment of Charlie Company, 1st Engineer Battalion during their deployment to Vietnam in 1965-66. These combat engineers set minefields, cleared Viet Cong tunnels...and traded fire with the meanest guerrillas that North Vietnam could throw at them. The book is available for pre-order starting Dec. 7, and will be available on Kindle & Paperback on Dec. 15, 2023 on Amazon: 

Along with over 20 other military history books, @MikeGuardiaAuthor is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. More:   

Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: 

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