The First Fight: U.S. Marines in Operation Starlite, 1965

The First Fight: U.S. Marines in Operation Starlite, 1965
Title:
The First Fight: U.S. Marines in Operation Starlite, 1965
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-055-00266-4
ISBN:
9780160928796
Description

The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The First Fight is the second title in a series dedicated to the Marine Corps' involvement in Southeast Asia from the early 1960s until 1975. This commemorative publication focuses on Operation Starlite, the first significant engagement between Marines and the Viet Cong with regimental-sized forces. It lasted from 18 to 24 August 1965, and in many ways foreshadowed the experience of American forces in Vietnam. Contains 9 color maps and numerous black and white photographs.

Vietnam War resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/vietn...

Other products produced by the U.S. Navy-U.S. Marine Corps can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/922

 

 

 

Audience

This would be a valuable resource for military students, historians, and others interested in the history of the Vietnam War.

Reviews

NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, Article: BOOK REVIEW – The First Fight: U.S. Marines in Operation Starlite, August 1965 reviewd by Timothy Heck, April 7, 2017

"Colonel Rod Andrew’s The First Fight is part of a larger official commemorative effort dedicated to the Marine Corps’ involvement in Southeast Asia from the early 1960s until 1975.  This pamphlet history by Marine Corps University is a concise and well-told battle history.  Covering the battle between Marines of Regimental Landing Team 7 (RLT 7) and the 1st Viet Cong Regiment from 18 to 24 August 1965, The First Fight is a balanced analysis of the Marines’ first major combat operation in Vietnam." 

http://www.navyhistory.org/2017/04/book-review-the-first-fight-u-s-marines-in-operation-starlite-august-1965/

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$22.00
International Price:
$30.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps
Key Phrases:
  • Operation Starlite
  • Marines in Operation Starlite
  • Marine Corps History
  • Naval Hisoty
  • Vietnam War
  • First Fight: U.S. Marines in Operation Starlite
Weight:
0.6875
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
08/05/2015
Last Status Update:
05/25/2018
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