RED THUNDER, TROPIC LIGHTNING: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam. The 25th INFANTRY DIVISION. This is an enlightening, heartbreaking history of a unit whose losses were among the highest in the US Army in Vietnam.
RED THUNDER, TROPIC LIGHTNING: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam. Eric M. Bergerud - Author. Here are the men of the "Tropic Lightning" 25th Infantry Division. They bore the brunt of the Tet Offensive. They chased shadows through the Viet Cong's infamous tunnel networks. They faced every cruel facet of the war.
By 1971 their losses were among the highest in the US Army, with 5,000 men killed and many times that number wounded. In this superb book, the men of the 25th describe in their own words the frustration and torment that faced all American combat soldiers in Vietnam. It shows why brave and skillful fighting men could win battle after battle, but still not obtain a final victory. For anyone who remembers the Vietnam War, or wishes to understand it, this is an enlighten, heartbreaking history.
368 pages. photographs, maps. Order of Battle, terms & abbreviations.