Through the Valley: Vietnam, 1967-1968

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - History - 335 pages
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The fierce close combat in the remote areas of South Vietnam's northern provinces in 1967-1968 - the battles of Hiep Duc, March 11, Nhi Ha, and Hill 406 - has been a strangely under-reported slice of the Vietnam War. Through the Valley brings those battles into sharp focus, chronicling the efforts of the proud units of the Americal Division and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade against a stubborn enemy in long-forgotten villages and on torturous hills. Colonel Humphries draws on both his own combat experience and the eyewitness reports of fifty former veterans. Weaving his account into a narrative frame based on a multitude of official U.S. Army and Marine Corps documents, he creates a powerful reconstruction of combat in Vietnam.
 

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This account of an Army officer of his tour in Vietnam was written 30 years later, after he retired from active duty. It relies on his and others' memories and on the records to tell of the fearsome ... Read full review

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I have this book, read it, and can verify that, This is a very accurate account of what we ( I was a medic with Co. A 3/21st) did in 1968, any questions send to, karp45@yahoo.com or karp45@hotmail.com, I will answer!

Contents

Hill 104 West of Tam Ky
1
Task Force Oregon
3
The Assassins
9
Green Seeds
21
The Hiep Duc Valley
29
The 1st VC Main Force Regiment
39
Twister Charlie
51
A Real Hero
57
Cedar Mountain Six
153
The 3d NVA Regiment
161
Helix OneOne
173
StayBehinds
193
Specter
199
Fire Support Base Belcher
211
The Third Marines
219
Nhi Ha Village
231

An Encounter at Dusk
65
The Longest Night
79
Oscar Herman and Lise
91
PhuBinh
99
Harker
107
In the Enemys Camp
119
A Day with No Sun
127
Final Shots
137
Meeting Delta
145
The Second Day
243
Lam Xuan East
260
Home to the Que Son Valley
281
Hill 104
307
Epilogue
315
Bibliogra
323
Index
329
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James F. Humphries is a retired army colonel who served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

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