Utter's Battalion: 2/7 Marines In Vietnam, 1965-66 by Alex LeeUtter's Battalion: 2/7 Marines In Vietnam, 1965-66 by Alex Lee

Utter's Battalion: 2/7 Marines In Vietnam, 1965-66

byAlex Lee

Mass Market Paperback | January 4, 2000

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In May 1965, the entire 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment--lock, stock, and barrel--embarked for Vietnam.
Captain Alex Lee was there. . . .

Now combat-veteran Marine captain Alex Lee brings to gritty life the full tour of 2/7. From the search-and-destroy missions to the sudden violent ambushes in the hills and valleys west of Qui Nhon, Lee describes how Marines battled monsoons, malaria, and the enemy as they crept through terrain infested with Viet Cong caves and hideouts.

After paving the way in Qui Nhon for the arrival of more American military, 2/7 was assigned to Chu Lai, where the battalion fought its most bitter, deadly battles. With the scalding ring of truth, Lee captures the conditions of the bone-weary 2/7 Marines as they slogged through jungles and spent night after night in dreary, rain-filled foxholes.

Although they faced a life of constant danger and occasional mindless confusion, in their seemingly endless marathon of effort, agony, and sacrifice, the Marines of 2/7 never faltered, never stopped giving their best.
Lt. Col. Alex Lee retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1978 after a twenty-seven-year career. As an infantryman he held commands ranging from rifle and machine-gun platoons and rifle-company-level assignments to a tour of duty as commanding officer of 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. In combat operations in Vietnam, he commanded two...
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Title:Utter's Battalion: 2/7 Marines In Vietnam, 1965-66Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:366 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.75 inPublished:January 4, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0804116385

ISBN - 13:9780804116381

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More than 25 years after its conclusion, the Vietnam War continues to generate interest and controversy. In Utter`s Battalion: 2/7 Marines in Vietnam, 1965-66, Lt. Col. Alex Lee, the leader of the 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, gives readers a first-hand account of the horrors of this war. From ambushes to malaria to search-and-destroy missions, this unit went deep into enemy territory to pave the way for United States troop deployment in Vietnam. This exciting - and horrifying - account depicts everyday life for soldiers throughout the war.