Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat: Memoir of a Combat Advisor in Vietnam, 1968-1969

Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat: Memoir of a Combat Advisor in Vietnam, 1968-1969

by Bob Worthington
Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat: Memoir of a Combat Advisor in Vietnam, 1968-1969

Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat: Memoir of a Combat Advisor in Vietnam, 1968-1969

by Bob Worthington

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Overview

The Vietnam War was not going well in 1968. The January Tet Offensive--a tactical defeat but strategic victory for North Vietnam--showed the U.S. military and the American public that the enemy remained determined, no nearer defeat. Americans grew war weary while politicians and military leaders could not agree on how to win or how to withdraw. Between combat tours, the author served as a U.S. Army company commander--a job he came to despise. Experiencing what he perceived as a degradation in the Army's senior command, he resigned his commission. Yet he needed money to complete graduate school and volunteered to return to Vietnam as a combat advisor. This memoir describes his participation in the fiercest fighting of the war, on the Cambodian border, where he almost died of hookworm and was shot in a night operation. In Saigon to recuperate, he was tasked with creating an advisory team to train South Vietnamese commandos to conduct raids in the swamps south of Saigon, the Rung Sat Special Zone. For seven months they were successful, with Worthington receiving seven combat decorations.


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ISBN-13: 9781476643960
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 283
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Worthington is a retired Army officer with 15 years in the infantry and special operations and 10 years as a clinical psychologist. He is also a retired university professor, having taught psychology, business and journalism, and an award-winning writer of 2600+ publications. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Bob Worthington is a retired Army officer with 15 years in the infantry and special operations and 10 years as a clinical psychologist. He is also a retired university professor, having taught psychology, business and journalism, and an award-winning writer of 2500+ publications. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Cambodian Border, November 1968, Second Tour
2. January 1967, Back Home from First Vietnam Tour
3. Moving into Fort Benning
4. Basic Combat Training Company Commander
5. Vietnam, Second Time Around
6. Combat Flying in Vietnam: Low and Slow
7. Flight to Bao Trai
8. District Senior Advisor at Trang Bang
9. Combat Operations in Trang Bang
10. Overnight Operations in Trang Bang
11. Dying in the Morgue
12. More Combat Around Trang Bang
13. Firefly Missions
14. Being Promoted for Doing a Good Job as DSA
15. Duty in Saigon: What a Way to Fight a War
16. Moving to the Rung Sat Special Zone
17. Training RF Company 117 for Commando Raids
18. Combat Operations Against the Viet Cong
19. Attack on a Major Viet Cong Base Camp
20. R&R in Hawaii
21. Chieu Hoi
22. Sailors and Hand Grenades
23. Leaving Vietnam
24. Leaving Active Duty
Epilogue
Bob Worthington Military History
Index

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