Vietnam Journal, the award-winning series, returns!
July 1970. Scott (Journal) Neithammer has been reporting first-hand on President Nixons military incursion into Cambodia to root out the North Vietnamese Armys, until then, untouchable sanctuaries. However, this all comes to an abrupt end when he is kidnapped by over-zealous Military Police and returned to South Vietnam to face the Provost Marshalls wrath.
The incident sparks Neithammers unexpected journey back into the dreaded A Shau Valley where the 101st Airborne Division, once again, attempts to bloody the noses of the NVA. Just one year earlier, their Brothers had fought a prolonged and divisive battle in the A Shau Valley on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia Mountain-aka Hamburger Hill.
This brings us to the siege of Fire Support Base RIPCORD. This is a story of over-confidence, arrogance, and revenge on the part of Military Assistance Command Vietnam in Saigon, coupled with an under-strength U.S. force sent to face an enemy who outnumbers them ten to one.
RIPCORD was the fin