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Road of 10,000 Pains
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 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. He lives in Flushing, New York.
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. In his fourth book on the Marines and the military, Otto Lehrack chronicles the struggle in the Que Son Valley in which nearly nine hundred American soldiers and over six thousand members of the North Vietnamese Army lost their lives over seven months in Road of 10, Pains offers a close look at the chaos of the war and the quick decision-making and brave actions of several Marines, chaplains, and medical corpsmen.
Building on the oral histories of more than Marines and corpsmen, Lehrack recovers a narrative of a campaign often overlooked by media and historians who have instead often focused on the siege of Khe Sanh, the logistical build-up toward the Tet Offensive, or the attack on the U.
- Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967.
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