Flashing Saber: Three Years in Vietnam

Flashing Saber: Three Years in Vietnam

by Matthew Brennan


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Infantry, gunships, and scout choppers of the Ninth Cavalry Squadron struck deep within remote enemy base areas and liberated zones. An elite assault trooper tells the harrowing story of 450 combat helicopter landings with the unit.

"The Division's Expendables" is how one cavalry division commander described the squadron's small aero-rifle, infantry platoons (called "Blues"). In hopeless situations, only they would be lost - but their amazingly successful record proved otherwise.

Included is an eyewitness account of a raid on a razorback ridge overlooking both the An Hoa Basin and the Que Son Valley. Seventeen North Vietnamese casualties included a full colonel, four majors, and four senior captains: a division commissar, a regimental commander, and most of a division's and a regiment's staff officers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503102941
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 946,577
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

The author received a Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), and Purple Heart (3rd award).

He later attended university.

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