The Siege of Firebase Gloria
A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
- Category:War, Action, Drama
- Stars:Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely, Gary Hershberger, Clyde Jones, Margi Gerard, Richard Kuhlman, John Calvin, Albert Popwell, Michael Cruz, Erich Hauser, Guel Romero, Don Wilson, Nick Nicholson,
- Country:Australia, Philippines
- Director:Brian Trenchard-Smith,
- Writer:William L. Nagle, Tony Johnston, Brian Trenchard-Smith (additional dialogue), R. Lee Ermey (additional dialogue)
While leading his recon patrol on a hellish trek through enemy territory, Sergeant Major Hafner and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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