US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73

US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73

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US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73 by Gordon L. Rottman, Kevin Lyles

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: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/13/2005
Series: Warrior
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 870,951
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. He lives in Cypress, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Conscription · Training · Appearance · Equipment · Barracks life · On campaign · Experience in battle · Belief and belonging · Aftermath · Museums and collections · Glossary · Bibliography · Color Plate Commentary · Index

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