Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Vietnam period, especially the experiences of the Marine Corps.
. . . rich with "I was there" anecdotes that really bring home the events . . . an excellent reference on Maine Corps in Vietnam . . .
John R. USMC Vietnam Tankers Association
. . . A first class page turner. .. profound, profane and somewhat humorous.
There are many who have no idea how - or even if-Marine tanks were employed in Vietnam . . . Gilbert brings the Marine tanker warriors' attributes to the reader through the tankers' eyes . . . experiences . . . jump off the pages . . . a great read, painting a real life picture of how Marine tankers fought the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong Enemy, defeating them in every encounter.
Model Military International
. . . A fascinating personal account . . . explains in graphic detail what it was like to be 'in the thick of it' . . . If you have any interest in the Vietnam War or military history in general, I can thoroughly recommend MARINE CORP TANK BATTLES IN VIETNAM as a great read that's very hard to put down . . .
. . . a monument to the remarkable men who sweated, fought, were wounded (sometimes in more than a simple physical sense) and who died for nothing more (or less!) than that their fellow Marines depended on them. Mr Gilbert has rightfully earned the title of the "go to guy" on the subject of USMC tank operations; this reviewer eagerly looks forward to the next book in this series from this author . . .
Two Thousand Years of War 7
1965: Taking Measure 31
1966: The Nva Moves South 63
1967: A Growing Momentum 91
1968: Crisis and Decision 139
1969: On the Ropes 199
1970-1975: Withdrawal and Final Spasms 241
Where Are They Now? 257
Chapter Notes 261
References and Bibliography 271