No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam An Oral History

No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam An Oral History

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by Otto J. Lehrack

An oral history of the Third Battalion, Third Marines in Vietnam.See more details below


An oral history of the Third Battalion, Third Marines in Vietnam.

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University Press of Kansas
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Modern War Studies Series
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New Edition
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8.72(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations


Dramatis Personae

Prologue: Vietnam Homecoming

Part One

Countering the Viet Cong: War against Guerrillas, 1965-1966

1. The Beginning: Camp Pendleton, California

2. To Okinawa

3. Protecting the Airfield: Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam

4. A Major Operation

5. The First Big One: Operation STARLITE

6. Operation Golden Fleece

7. The First Move North: Danang

8. Pacification

9. Relocation

10. A Troubled Alliance

11. A Chaplain Goes to War

Part Two

Fighting the North Vietnamese: War against Professionalis, 1966-1968

12. The Rockpile

13. Winter Action

14. Two New Lieutenants

15. Ripley and His Raiders

16. A Turbulent Easter

17. The First Battle of Khe Sanh

18. Rough Riders on Route Nine

19. Ca Lu

20. Ambush on Route Nine

21. Deja Vu: Ambush on Route Nine, September 1967

22. War along the Barrier

23. Improving the Supply System

24. Christmas as Cam Lo

25. Working with the ARVN

26. Alpha Three

27. Mike Company at Gio Linh

28. Kilo Company Ambush

29. A Sweet Little Ambush

30. Into the DMZ

31. Mike Company Ambush

32. Green Just Like the Rest of Us

33. Payback

34. The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot

35. Bloody May

36. Dai Do

37. Brotherhood

38. Beyond Alpha Three

39. Another Marine's Chaplain

40. Unfamiliar Territory

Part Three

After the Bombing Halt: War with One Hand Tied, 1968-1969

41. The Bombing Halt

42. Operation Taylor Common

43. An Erosion of Discipline

44. School Solution

45. The Beginning of the End: Troop Withdrawals

46. Operation Virginia Ridge

47. The Last Operation

48. Parting Shots

Appendix A. Passing in Review

Appendix B. Medals of Honor

Appendix C. Organization of Marine Infantry Units in Vietnam




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