The Fifth Special Forces in the Valleys of Vietnam, 1967

An Insider’s Account

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About the Book

In 1966, U.S. Army Special Forces were pushed out of the A Shau Valley by the North Vietnamese Army. In 1967, Douglas Coulter, serving with the Fifth Special Forces Group, led five-man reconnaissance teams into A Shau to discover whether NVA and Viet Cong troops were marshalling for an attack on the ancient city of Hue. His clear-eyed memoir recalls nighttime helicopter insertions and deep-jungle patrols miles behind enemy lines, and reflects on the cruel narcissism of U.S. moral and military superiority as the underlying cause of the Vietnam War.

About the Author(s)

Douglas Coulter is a finance professor at Moscow State University. Previously he was a finance professor at Peking University for 24 years and a commissioner and chairman of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal in Washington, D.C.

Bibliographic Details

Douglas Coulter
Foreword by General Henry Shelton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9020-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4807-1
Imprint: McFarland