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Knives in the Night (Night Fighters, No 1) by David Sherman1
Main Force Assault (Night Fighters, No 2) by David Sherman2
Out of the Fire (Night Fighters Book 3) (No. 3) by David Sherman3
A Rock and a Hard Place (Night Fighters, No 4) by David Sherman4
A Nghu Night Falls (Night Fighters, No 5) by David Sherman5
Charlie Don't Live Here Anymore (Night Fighters) by David Sherman6

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Night Fighters is a series of six novels written by David Sherman. They are loosely based on the activities experienced by the US Marines and Vietnamese Popular Forces units of the combat-outpost type of the Combined Action Program of the United States Marine Corps. Sherman admits that the exploits recorded in these novels did not resemble those which he experienced as part of the CAP program. However, his experience in the program gives these stories a verisimilitude that belies their fictional character.

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