US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73

US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73

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  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Kevin Lyles
  • Short code: WAR 98
  • Publication Date: 10 Jul 2005
  • Number of Pages: 64
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This book tells the compelling story of the average US infantryman in Vietnam. 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.

Biographical Note

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. Kevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of 20th-century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.

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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