Late afternoon, Thursday, October 12, 1967. Marine Lance Corporal
Kevin Cahill stepped onto a trail deep in the Hai Lang National Forest,
Republic of South Vietnam. The trail was worn, ominous and disappeared
into the dense jungle. All was still. All was quiet. The enemy was
In Cahill's footsteps followed the men of Charlie Company, First
Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division. True patriots.
True heroes. True Marines. All held an appointment with destiny at the
end of that trail.
In his book, Lions of Medina, historian Doyle Glass tells, through the
eyes of the men who fought on Operation Medina, an account of Marine
courage at its best. Courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Courage
that defined the generation of men who fought in Vietnam.
Lions of Medina is a tribute to those who fought the Vietnam War, a
reminder that freedom is never free, and a testament to the valor of the American soul.