Sunday, March 1, 2015

Meet Retired Captain William Albracht: Former Green Beret & Author

This past weekend, we had the distinct honor and privilege of meeting former U.S. Army Green Beret Captain William Albracht, the commanding officer of Firebase Kate in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Captain Albracht's book Abandoned in Hell - The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate is the true story of a small band of 28 American Soldiers and 150 Montagnards who were left to hold off an assault on a small hilltop firebase against 3000 North Vietnamese & Viet Cong Forces! Sounds incredible? It is!
Mr. Albracht  seen here together with co-author and former U.S. Army Captain Marvin Wolf who also served in Vietnam with the 1st Air Cavalry (1965-1966 - the same time and place my father served) conducted a book signing in Pasadena. Mr. Wolf is no stranger to book signings as he has many books of his own he has authored. For Mr. Albracht, he was quite comfortable presenting his book and happy to be out of the Illinois winter weather here in Southern California. The event drew a small welcome crowd at Vroman's Bookstore which also included a short reading followed by a Q&A session. It was truly and honor to hear these gentlemen speak. In an age full of fake heroes, men like these are the real deal.
We had a great time meeting these gentlemen warriors. We at American Mishima hope you will take the time to learn more about Mr. Albracht's book and also wish to see this harrowing true story be made into a major motion picture. You just can't make stuff like this up. But don't take my word for it. Read the book! You'll be glad you did!

To get your hard cover copy of Abandoned In Hell - The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate by William Albracht & Marvin Wolf,
Please visit their link at:

Abandoned in Hell: The Fight For Vietnam's Firebase Kate 

To see other books by author Marvin Wolf, please visit:
Marvin Wolf

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