Death in the a Shau Valley: L Company LRRPs in Vietnam, 1969-1970
"The enemy had a single purpose: kill me and my teammates."
Larry Chambers was still new to Vietnam in early 1969 when the LRRPs of the 101st Airborne Division became L Company, 75th (Rangers). But his unit's mission stayed the same: act as the eyes and ears of the 101st deep in the dreaded A Shau Valley--where the NVA ruled.
Relentless thick fog frequently made fighter bombers useless in the A Shau, and the enemy had furnished the nearby mountaintops with antiaircraft machine guns to protect the massive trail network that snaked through it. So, outgunned, outmanned, and unsupported, the teams of L Company executed hundreds of courageous missions. Now, in this powerful personal record, Larry Chambers recaptures the experience of the war's most brutal on-the-job training, where the slightest noise or smallest error could bring sudden--and certain--death. . . .
- Author: Larry Chambers
- Publication Date: 1998-09-28
- Publisher: Ivy Books
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Ivy Books
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 689L x 421W x 74H
- Weight: 29
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 670L x 400W x 80H
- Weight: 20
- List Price: $7.99
- ISBN: 0804115753
- ASIN: 0804115753