The First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

Otto J. Lehrack


The First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

The First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

  • Title: The First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam
  • Author: Otto J. Lehrack
  • ISBN: 9781932033274
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover



Lehrack, a Marine who served in the Vietnam War, draws on interviews with Marines and with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment to offer an account of the first major clash of America s involvement in Vietnam Code named operation Starlite, the August 1965 battle was a resounding success for the Marines and a cause for great optimism about America s future in VieLehrack, a Marine who served in the Vietnam War, draws on interviews with Marines and with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment to offer an account of the first major clash of America s involvement in Vietnam Code named operation Starlite, the August 1965 battle was a resounding success for the Marines and a cause for great optimism about America s future in Vietnam The author has written a previous book on Vietnam Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc Portland, OR


Recent Comments "The First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam"

This is one of my favorite book's on the Vietnam War, anyone who has an interest or is a veteran of the Vietnam War or any War, or Branch of Service I highly recommend reading the "First Battle" by Otto J. Lehrack a former US Marine Officer and Two Tours in Vietnam really put this book together with Great accuracy and great care in detail, it's a Must read, for Vietnam War Buff's.Jack Marino III

The author spends the first part of The First Battle pointing the political finger of responsibility for America's involvement in the undeclared Vietnam War. Once past that, he gives a good description of the first American offensive ground action which was a US Marine operation. He dissects operation Starlite.

Overall a decent account of the beginning of Marine Corps action in Vietnam during Operation Starlite. Lehrack has an excellent style as a researcher that brings the account to life. However, his editor was careless and missed obvious errors and duplications throughout the text.

Very informative!

Excellent; review forthcoming.

Read my review here: tobeortodo/2012/08/24/the-


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