US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71

US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71 cover

US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71

Description

The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as “the men with green faces,” a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts – scouting far behind enemy lines. This book examines the Long-Range Patrol Scout's superior stealth movement techniques, camouflage and concealment, tracking, counter-tracking, observation, and other fieldcraft skills. It also examines the occasions they participated in small-scale direct actions including ambushes and raids. Written by a Special Forces' Vietnam veteran, this book not only depicts the remarkable lives of these scouts when on campaign, but also details the training and conditioning that it took to become one of these shadow warriors.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846037870
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 39 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 132
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

Illustrator

Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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