The First Battle, Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam by Otto J. Lehrack
THE FIRST BATTLE, Operation Starlight and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam by Otto J. Lehrack. New First Edition, First Printing stated hardcover, 2004. A graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War as it occurred 18 Aug 1965 on the Van Tuong Peninsula near Chu Lai where elements of the 3d Marine Regiment met elements of the 1st Viet Cong Regiment . The operation resulted in a resounding success for the Marines.