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Death in the A Shau Valley: L Company LRRPs in Vietnam, 1969-1970 Larry Chambers

Death in the A Shau Valley: L Company LRRPs in Vietnam, 1969-1970

Larry Chambers

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ISBN : 9780804115759
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256 pages
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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 units mission stayed the same: act as the eyesMoreThe 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 units 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 wars most brutal on-the-job training, where the slightest noise or smallest error could bring sudden--and certain--death. . . .