Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei

Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei

by Dave Stockwell

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When the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) planned to send forty thousand troops to attack the six thousand US Marines at Khe Sanh in 1968, it expected a decisive victory. Certainly, the small US Special Forces camp in the way at Lang Vei would be quickly overcome. The tough, tenacious defenders at Lang Vei had other ideas. The two dozen US Army Green Berets and their four hundred tribesmen at Lang Vei gave the NVA such a monumen-tal headache that they became known as the “Route 9 problem” all the way to the highest levels of the North Vietnamese government. Even the NVA’s tanks—their first use in the war—couldn’t completely defeat the stubborn US fighters. More than an intense, moment-by-moment description of the battle, Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei details the personal side—who these men were, how they got there, who was waiting for them back home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945271274
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 995,609
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

DAVID B. STOCKWELL is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel and author of Tanks in the Wire! The First Use of Enemy Armor in Vietnam. He and wife, Sheryl, make their home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring! This Vietnam war story (with no foul language!) is for every parent, spouse, sibling, son or daughter who have had a loved one deployed in harm's way.