By Keith William Nolan
On April 10, 1970, Hill 927 was once occupied via soldiers of the Screaming Eagles of the a hundred and first Airborne department. by means of July, the actions of the artillery and infantry of Ripcord had stuck the eye of the NVA (North Vietnamese military) and a protracted and lethal siege ensued. Ripcord used to be the Screaming Eagles' final likelihood to do major harm to the NVA within the A Shau Valley sooner than the department used to be withdrawn from Vietnam and lower back to the us. At Ripcord, the enemy counterattacked with ferocity, utilizing mortar and antiaircraft hearth to inflict heavy causalities at the devices working there. The conflict lasted 4 and a part months and exemplified the last word frustration of the Vietnam conflict: the shortcoming of the yankee army to deliver to endure its huge, immense assets to win at the battlefield. in any case, the a hundred and first evacuated Ripcord, leaving the NVA in command of the battlefield. opposite to the chant 'We received each conflict yet misplaced the war,' the U.S. was once defeated at Ripcord. Now, finally, the total tale of this poor conflict could be told.From the Paperback edition.
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Ripcord: Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970 by Keith William Nolan