US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73

US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73

by Gordon Rottman, Kevin Lyles, Kevin L. Lyles
     
 

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This book tells the compelling story of the average US infantryman in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Beginning with conscription, enlistment, Basic Training, and Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces Induction Center at Fort Polk (the infamous “Tigerland”), it goes on to explore the day-to-day realities of service in Vietnam, from routine tasks

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This book tells the compelling story of the average US infantryman in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Beginning with conscription, enlistment, Basic Training, and Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces Induction Center at Fort Polk (the infamous “Tigerland”), it goes on to explore the day-to-day realities of service in Vietnam, from routine tasks at the firebase to search-and-destroy missions, rocket attacks, and firefights in the field. Weaponry, clothing, and equipment are all described and shown in detailed color plates. A vivid picture of the unique culture and experiences of these soldiers emerges – from their vernacular to the prospect of returning to an indifferent, if not hostile, homeland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768878
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
733,009
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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