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Road of 10000 PainsArdcover and others pages and has a text language like Englis. Mr Lehrack has not so much written this book but rather he has constructed an extremely well put together account of a seven month period in the year 1967 in and around ue Son Valley South Vietnam During this period the Marines actively engaged the thousands of North Vietnamese Army Regulars who were members of the 2nd NVA Division In this book Marines and Navy personnel recount their individual experiences of these events as they occurred in detailand often in heart breaking detailThis book does not hide the terrible aspects of war and the battles that both sides experiencedNor does it diminish the bravery of the enemy fought by the Marines As I read this book and as a Marine of the early 60's I could not help but wonder how these Marines some of whom were barely past 18 years of age could perform the way they did not to mention how they could persist day after day under such fearful conditions This book is not for everyone If you are interested in Marine Corp History first hand accounts of modern combat and the history of just some of the Vietnam conflict then this book will be of interest I gave this book four stars I would not say like is a term I would use to say how I felt about the book After all it is a rather graphic account of war However I am glad to bought the book and to have read it and to have learned about these Marines and their everyday heroism in just surviving

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Road of 10000 Pains ß Od and the main topic to read with book details isbn format H. Wasn't a fan initially of the author's approach to telling the story with snippets by multiple participants but the individual stories are compelling and the approach grew on me I wish there were better maps of the engagements as they are described This is a homage to the Vietnam Veteran Lots of great personal pictures provided by the participants as well One can not but be moved by the selflessness of these Marines who fought fiercely The NVA were also formidable soldiers Some takeaways I never knew that CS tear gas was employed so much in Vietnam I can't even begin to imagine trying to wear a gas mask in the heat and humidity of RVN I have met several of the men in this book and I'm in awe of their accomplishments I knew they fought in Vietnam and had commanded suads companies and battalions but knowing that really didn't bridge the gap of my comprehension of their service Only by reading this book do I now have an appreciation of just what they endured I had read the official Marine Corps histories too Also the amount of torture done by the NVA on prisoners and the mutilation of the dead was surprising The other factor that just screams out is the M 16 rifle So many Marines were killed because their rifle didn't work More should have been said about the AK 47 which allowed a poorly trained NVA recruit to become a lethal killerIt also struck me that the NVA capitalized on the audacity of the Marines It seemed time and time again companies were caught in L shaped ambushes by two battalions of NVA A good analogy might be the Civil War with the South fighting offensively and suandering their precious manpower with the USMC being like the South always attacking The Marines destroyed the 2nd NVA Division but at a high price in KIA's and this was the year before the 1968 Tet Offensive This campaign basically prevented Da Nang from becoming like Hue But I really don't know what we could have done otherwise in terms of offensive tactics The NVA had no airpower but were masters of camouflage We knew they were there but not exactly where Read & Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Otto J. Lehrack

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Otto J. Lehrack â 0 Read & Download Best ePub Road of Pains Author Otto J Lehrack This is very go. The book; Road of 10000 Pains by Otto Lehrack who is a retired Marine and two tour Vietnam veteran is an excellent account or rather a well put together book of a number of the Marine's experiences during their battle with the 2nd NVA Division during a series of operations in ue Son Valley We follow a number of men and Marine units as they battle their way through Operation Union I Operation Union II Operation Swift and Operation Essex from 21st April till 17th November 1967I found some great stories in the book like this account from one of the Marines involved; “Being shot at for the first time is an unforgettable experience Having holes shot into a helicopter in which one is riding like the prospect of hanging really concentrates the mind There is nowhere to hide and suddenly one is faced with the prospect of death by gunshot falling crashing or any combination of the above Adrenaline runs hard and fast heart rate soars and one suddenly gets a mouth so dry that spit is almost impossible and no amount of water will ever be enough One’s mind is on a razor edge and thoughts are redlined at the upper limits of volume and rpm almost as if one is screaming aloud The prayer is always some variation of ‘Get me off this fucking helicopter NOW’ Afterward one never thinks about helicopters the same way againOr this story of a Marine Captain who took out one enemy machine gun position and was wounded twice when trying to silence a second gun position and then found that his men were nearly out of ammo He supervised the evacuation of the wounded to a slightly safer position and then returned to the paddy to protect Cpl Marion Dirickson who was wounded in the chest too badly to be moved The Marines had tried dragging Dirickson by the ankles and he shrieked in pain and kept saying “Leave me just leave me” Captain Graham ordered the rest of the Marines back but he stayed by the Marine until the end; his last radio transmission said that he was being overwhelmed by twenty five NVAThese and many other stories make up the core of the book and the final chapter; 'Parting Shots' really made me think about these young men who fought and died in Vietnam Another section of the book that has to be read is the Appendix; 'Awards For The ue Son Valley Campaign' Not only did President Lyndon Johnson award a Presidential Unit Citation to the 5th Marines but also awarded 6 Medal of Honor 21 Navy Crosses 75 Silver Stars and 12 Bronze Stars