The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

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Osprey Publishing, 2008 - History - 96 pages
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This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organized and operated in America's longest war. Special forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organization down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with a discussion of how replacements were trained and integrated into units. Among other areas of the US Army's involvement covered are individual and crew-served weapons, artillery, armored fighting vehicles, transport, logistics, the complex chain of command, and combat operations.


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This book has a lot info on the vitnam war.

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Trying to find Rex Lilly . Was in the 25th infantry div. Army. Vietnam in 1965. I was with Rex my name is Alvin Dodson.

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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 from 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 Center for 12 years, and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cyprus, TX (near Houston).

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