The sequel novel is news to me. Did E.M. Nathanson also write that one? The 600-page novel, for all its depth, virtually left out the critical attack mission, saving it for the last eight pages and basically in P.S. form.....
Yes he did and the two TV movie sequels have nothing to do with it. A Dirty Distant War
the survivors of the Dozen are sent to the CBI and get in a mission in Vietnam along with Ho Chi Minh