Distant Challenge: U.S. Infantry in Vietnam 1967-1972. Actual Army reports edited by Infantry Magazine. First printed in 1973. Includes units of the 1st Cavalry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment "Blackhorse", 1st Infantry Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, Americal Division, 101st Airborne Division, Special Forces, ARVN, MACV, PRU.
Summary: A Distant Challenge is the sequel to Infantry in Vietnam. Like its predecessor, it establishes that the conflict in Southeast Asia was a "platoon leader's war." It also tells the story of American involvement through first person narratives by the men who led and the men who fought.
Arranged chronologically by year, A DISTANT CHALLENGE covers all aspects of the U.S. Army's participation in the war: parachute jumps into War Zone C, digging the VC out of their underground bunkers, cordon and search operations, the battles of Dak To and Hue, firebase defense, operations in Cambodia and over Laos . . . as well as material about Special Forces, Airmobile and mechanized infantry tactics. A special section deals with the psychology of the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies. 1983 reprint of 1973 ed.
Using actual U.S. Army reports, this engrossing book tells the story of American infantrymen through first person narratives by the men who led & the men who fought. Arranged chronologically by year, A Distant Challenge covers all infantry, armor & mech units, and all aspects of the U.S. Army in the war: 159 photographs (many of combat action), 14 maps. An original edition classic. 372 pages.
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