Author: Dunstan, Simon; CORNISH, N.
Publisher: Ian Allan
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 96 pages, 100+ photos and maps. After World War II the first real action the 101st saw was in July 1965 when the 1st Brigade of the 'Screaming Eagles' was blooded in the Song Con Valley, Vietnam. It acted as a rapid reaction force, reinforcing American and South Vietnamese forces when necessary, becoming expert in rapid helicopter assaults. The 2nd and 3rd Brigades arrived in December 1967 in time to take part in the reaction to the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive. The 101st and the 1st Cavalry were sent in to recapture Hue in a battle that raged for three weeks and was the only extended urban combat of the war. Following Tet the 101st saw continuous combat including fighting on Hill 937 - 'Hamburger Hill' - which was some of the most brutal of the war. The last Army division to leave South Vietnam, the 101st spent almost seven years in combat. Contents: Origin and History; Organisation, order of battle and how this changed; Battle History, theatre by theatre; Insignia and Markings; Top People - biographies of commanders and personalities.