US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73

US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73 cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782004684
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 b/w; 21 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 98
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

Illustrator

Kevin Lyles

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