US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73

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US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73

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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.

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

Product details

Published Jul 13 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768878
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 98
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Kevin Lyles

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