US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73 by Gordon L. RottmanUS Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73 by Gordon L. Rottman

US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorKevin Lyles

Paperback | July 13, 2005

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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.
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 for...
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Title:US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.7 × 7.28 × 0.11 inPublished:July 13, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768871

ISBN - 13:9781841768878

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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