The New York Times called the book, “Powerful. . . real. . . terrifying”
John Del Vecchio was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1970, where he served as a combat correspondent in the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). In 1971, he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat.
Now the author of four books, including two bestsellers with approximately 1.4 million copies sold, as well as hundreds of articles, Del Vecchio discusses what drove him to write The 13th Valley, and the importance of sharing what happened during his time in Vietnam.
I was trying to get the story down … what happened. I wanted to set the record straight for what we were doing, who we were, what we were like in 1970 and 1971. This was America in Vietnam.