Through the Valley: Vietnam, 1967-1968

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Based upon his own recollections while serving with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, those of fifty other Vietnam veterans, and declassified documents from both sides of the war, Col. Humphries (Ret.) recounts the battles of South Vietnam's northern provinces in 1967-1968. The battles of Hiep Duc, Nhi Ha, and Hill 406 are some of the encounters which form his narrative. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555878214
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,158,525
  • Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Prologue: Hill 104, West of Tam Ky 1
1 Task Force Oregon 3
2 The Assassins 9
3 Green Seeds 21
4 The Hiep Duc Valley 29
5 The 1st VC Main Force Regiment 39
6 Twister Charlie 51
7 A Real Hero 57
8 An Encounter at Dusk 65
9 The Longest Night 79
10 Oscar, Herman, and Lise 91
11 Phu Binh 99
12 Harker 107
13 In the Enemy's Camp 119
14 A Day with No Sun 127
15 Final Shots 137
16 Meeting Delta 145
17 Cedar Mountain Six 153
18 The 3d NVA Regiment 161
19 Helix One-One 173
20 11 March 177
21 Stay-Behinds 193
22 Specter 199
23 Fire Support Base Belcher 211
24 The Third Marines 219
25 Nhi Ha Village 231
26 The Second Day 243
27 4 May 251
28 Lam Xuan (East) 259
29 Xom Phoung 263
30 Home to the Que Son Valley 281
31 Hill 406 293
32 The Final Objective: Hill 104 307
Epilogue 315
Glossary 319
Bibliography 323
Index 329
About the Book 335
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2003

    One of the Best!

    Excellent book. Should be required reading for all small unit commanders. Things just don't go as planned in a real fight.

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