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Details about  101st AIRBORNE. HAMBURGER HILL. A HARD DAY... VIETNAM. STAR LIGHTER.

101st AIRBORNE. HAMBURGER HILL. A HARD DAY... VIETNAM. STAR LIGHTER. See original listing
101st-AIRBORNE-HAMBURGER-HILL-A-HARD-DAY-VIETNAM-STAR-LIGHTER
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22 Feb, 2014 18:49:28 GMT
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£5.00
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Item location:
HA9 8AY, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
201036104677
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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Type:

FLIP TOP LIGHTER

Service:

Army

Era:

1945-Present

Country/ Organization:

United States

Conflict:

Vietnam War (1961-1975)


NEW, WORKING STAR FLIPTOP LIGHTER

CHROME FINISH

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LIGHTER IS NEWLY MADE AND ENGRAVED IN  ENGLAND IN 2013

Some scratching on lighter, see photographs

No posting discounts for more then one lighter as Profit margins are low because of higher fees paid to ebay and PayPal plus increased Royal Mail costs and packing costs

 

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Hamburger Hill Began when the 3rd battalion, 187th infantry run into the 7th and 8th battalions of the NVA 29th Regiment in heavily fortified positions on Ap Bia Mountain, starting a ten day battle. The position had to be taken by a determined infantry assault and hand to hand combat during a brutal bunker by bunker action.

After 10 days and 10 bloody assaults, Hill 937 in South Vietnam is finally captured by U.S. and South Vietnamese troops. The Americans who fought there cynically dubbed Hill 937 "Hamburger Hill" because the battle and its high casualty rate reminded them of a meat grinder.

Located one mile east of the Laotian border, Hill 937 was ordered taken as part of Operation Apache Snow, a mission intended to limit enemy infiltration from Laos that threatened Hue to the northeast and Danang to the southeast. On May 10, following air and artillery strikes, a U.S.-led infantry force launched its first assault on the North Vietnamese stronghold but suffered a high proportion of casualties and fell back. Ten more infantry assaults came during the next 10 days, but Hill 937's North Vietnamese defenders did not give up their fortified position until May 20. Almost 100 Americans were killed and more than 400 wounded in taking the hill, amounting to a shocking 70 percent casualty rate.

The same day that Hamburger Hill was finally captured, Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts called the operation "senseless and irresponsible" and attacked the military tactics of President Richard Nixon's administration. His speech before the Senate was seen as part of a growing public outcry over the U.S. military policy in Vietnam. U.S. military command had ordered Hill 937 taken primarily as a diversionary tactic, and on May 28 it was abandoned. This led to further outrage in America over what seemed a senseless loss of American lives. North Vietnamese forces eventually returned and re-fortified their original position.

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On 14-Sep-13 at 17:28:47 BST, seller added the following information:

No posting discounts for more then one lighter as Profit margins are low because of higher fees paid to ebay and PayPal plus increased Royal Mail costs and packing costs

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