Information on the A Shau Valley in the months leading up to Somerset:

Operation Delaware (April-May 1968)
Source: Lt. Gen. Willard Pearson, War in the Northern Provinces, 1966-68

Courtesy of Georgia Tech

Additional Information:

Operation Dewey Canyon and Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley Fox – February 1969

Reading List

365 Days

by Ronald J. Glasser

A Rumor of War

by Philip Caputo

Company K (Library Alabama Classics)

by William March

Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific

by Robert Leckie

Thank You For Your Service

by David Finkel

If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Colonel Jack Jacobs and Douglas Century

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

by Karl Marlantes

Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda

by Sean Naylor

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

by Nathaniel C. Fick

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

by Sgt. David Bellavia and John Bruning

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

by Eric Grietens

The 13TH Valley

by John M. Del Vecchio

The Things They Carried

by Tim O’Brien


by Sebastian Junger

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

by Galloway/Moore

What It Is Like To Go To War

by Karl Marlantes

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

by E.B. Sledge