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The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Ira A. Hunt


Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong-controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South Vietnamese government's pacification program. Faced with unrelenting physical hardships, a tenacious enemy, and the region's rugged terrain, the 9th Division established strategies and quantifiable goals for completing their mission, effectively writi ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, Mekong River, Viet Cong, 9th Infantry Division, Communism, South Vietnam, U.S. Army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813126470
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ira A. Hunt, author