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Former Army Spc. 4 Nelson Koon of Moriarty was a 19-year-old cannoneer in Vietnam when his lightly manned firebase in Vietnam's Central Highlands was about to be overrun by an estimated 6,000 North Vietnamese troops. For the first time in 45 years, Nelson will meet his former commander, Capt. William Albracht, during a book signing in Albuquerque. Albracht's book, "Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate," was published earlier this month. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

‘Abandoned in Hell’

Moriarty man to reunite with commander from Firebase Kate, who wrote a book about 5-day battle