Brutal Battles of Vietnam [Kolb]
This must-have 480-page book features the narrative of over 100 major battles conducted by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. The narratives do not get into the politics of the war nor do they spend time describing the events on the home front. The stories are down in the dirt, sweaty, smelly, and sometimes terrifying accounts of the conduct of the war on the major battlefields of Vietnam. The stories are brilliantly illustrated with over 700 photographs that highlight the faces and actions of the American fighting forces. This work is about the "trigger pullers" who faced the enemy in deadly contests day in and day out. Some 100 military actions chronicle the fortitude of America's troops from the Mekong Delta to the Demilitarized Zone. First-person accounts describe the life-and-death struggles faced on a daily basis- the heroism of many, the hardships of duty in the field and the determination shown in hard-fought battles. Make no mistake about it. This book is not a puff piece attempting to give equal credit to all. It recognizes those few of the many who know battle and faced the most trying days of their lives. It gives much-deserved full credit to the fighting soldier. It is a valuable resource not only to veterans but also to their families. It is filled with facts that will help tell the true history of the Vietnam War for generations to come. "Brutal Battles of Vietnam: America's Deadliest Days, 1965-1972" was edited by Richard K. Kolb, publisher and editor-in-chief of VFW magazine for 27 years (1989-2016). The magazine is produced by the nonprofit organization Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kolb served in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry and 101st Airborne divisions during 1970-71 in the Central Highlands and I Corps as an artillery RTO.