The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937) was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War. On May 10, 1969, Army, Marine Corps, and ARVN forces kicked off Operation Apache Snow. It was finally time to clean the Communist forces out of the notorious A Shau Valley. The next day, elements of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, made initial contact with NVA forces on the lower reaches of Hill 937.
The ten days of combat that followed became the human meat grinder known around the world as Hamburger Hill. The firestorm of controversy that sprang up around this incredibly bloody battle has long overshadowed the facts of the battle itself and the campaign of which it was a part.
Now, in author Zaffiri's masterful account of the battle, the full story, from the high command down to the individual Screaming Eagle on the mountain, is revealed.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 10 / 2003
- 107 x 170mm