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Road of 10,000 Pains : The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the US Marines - Otto J. Lehrack

Road of 10,000 Pains

The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the US Marines

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Published: 1st April 2010
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This is an epic oral history of Vietnam's bloodiest campaign, fought for seven months in a series of battles, most of them within four miles of each other, along Route 534. Staring in October 1967, orders came down to the 2nd North Vietnamese Army Division commanding them to join with the local Viet Cong and seize the city of Danang in the Tet Offensive.

After fighting for seven months in the Que Son Valley, the division was so battered that it failed to carry out its mission, with only one platoon making it inside the city limits.

This is the true-life accounts of what fighting was like in that narrow, bloody valley from the veteran's own mouths, and how that saved Danang from suffering the same fate as Hue City.

About the Author

Otto Lehrack is a retired marine, two-tour Vietnam veteran, and the author of three books and many articles. Two of his books were Military Book Club Main Selections, and one of them won the Greene Prize awarded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He lives in Flushing, New York.

""Road of 10,000 Pains" is a very good book. And its author is not only a good writer, but a wise one who, having interviewed countless veterans of the fighting, provides the necessary narration that binds it together. His judiciously selected quotes make this account one of the best books about the Vietnam War to date." --"Leatherneck "magazine

List of Mapsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Foxtrot to Destinyp. 3
Bald Eaglep. 11
Deadly as a Flytrapp. 31
Foxtrotp. 37
Hot Pursuitp. 49
Soldiers from the Seap. 53
Union I: The Battle for Hill 110p. 57
Dangerous When Corneredp. 77
Between the Unionsp. 95
Union II: The Enemy Strikes Backp. 101
Desperate Deltap. 121
Captain Grahams Last Standp. 125
Operation Adair: The Two-Platoon Fightp. 141
Pike and Cochisep. 151
Operation Swift: Desperate Delta Againp. 157
Life and Death on a Very Small Knollp. 173
The Fight for Hill 43p. 203
The Second Battle at Vinh Huyp. 217
The Hotel Fightp. 231
Golf and Hotel: Essex End Gamep. 241
Mike Company Fights Againp. 257
Victoryp. 263
Parting Shotsp. 267
Afterword Debunking Myths about Vietnamp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 277
Appendix Awards for the Que Son Valley Campaignp. 279
Notesp. 287
Glossaryp. 289
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780760338018
ISBN-10: 0760338019
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 1st April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.585