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

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

by Larry Chambers

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Overview

“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. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804115759
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Larry Chambers spent fifteen months in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne as a LRP/Ranger. Among other awards and decorations, Chambers earned two Bronze Stars for valor, a Purple Heart, two Air Medals for valor, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He was with L Co., 75th Infantry (Ranger), and F Co., 58th (LRP), in Vietnam.

After returning home he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Utah and graduated as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Chambers lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is also the author of Recondo: LRRPs in the 101st Airborne.

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Death in the a Shau Valley: L Company LRRPs in Vietnam, 1969-1970 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
spent some time in the same bushes in 1971. brings back some bad memories and some good ones as well. well worth your time, especially if you really want to know what things were like in Vietnam for the majority of troops.
Anonymous 9 months ago
good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
so far this book is one hot LZ!!! lots of cool hands and hot action in this. I reccomend this highly!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great war book i havent read many but this one was great. It just tells the story of a Ranger in the Vietnam War and it just talks about what he goes though in the Vietnam War great book defenetly you will enjoy it.