India Company : Chu Lai

India Company : Chu Lai

by Robert Seiber

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American Marines arrived at Chu Lai, South Vietnam in May 1965. Over the next several months, the Marines not only engaged the enemy in brutal combat, but also had to contend with the harsh climate and rough terrain, which took its toll on the men not only physically but mentally.

The inexperienced Marines, who were mostly teenagers, engaged the enemy troops, known as the Viet Cong, who had been fighting South Vietnamese forces for twenty years.

Over the next three months, the Marines fought the Viet Cong insurgents near the airbase. On August 18, two battalions of marines, including the third battalion, third marines, engaged the First Viet Cong regiment in the first major battle of the Vietnam War between American forces and communist troops. The brutal five-day operation, known as Starlite, was a major victory for the Marines.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150577619
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
File size: 512 KB

About the Author

Author Robert Seiber joined the United States Marines at the age of seventeen in 1963. He took part in Starlite.

Robert Seiber was born in Tennessee, but raised in Minnesota. After two tours in Vietnam in which he received two purple hearts, he worked for a major equipment manufacturer for thirty years. He is retired and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia, where he spends most of his time fishing. This is his first book. His next is a murder mystery.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For first time author, Robert Seiber, this is a very good book detailing the daily struggles that were part of being young soldiers in Viet Nam dealing with combat. Unlike other books I have read about war, and espescially the Viet Nam war, this book is neither boring or over indulgent. It was a difficult book to put down, because I always wanted to know what was coming next. Very informative, and well written.