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The Men of Alpha Company: Combat With the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vietnam, 1969-1970 By John D. Chapla
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The Men of Alpha Company details the service, sacrifices and heroism of the paratroopers of the celebrated 173rd Airborne Brigade during a year of combat in South Vietnam, as seen by a man who led... More > them as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer.< Less
The Men of Alpha Company: Combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vietnam, 1969-1970 By John D. Chapla
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The Men of Alpha Company details the service, sacrifices and heroism of the paratroopers of the celebrated 173rd Airborne Brigade during a year of combat in South Vietnam, as seen by a man who led... More > them as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer.< Less
Vietnam Combat Operations 1972 - 1975 By William E Le Gro
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The years between the signature of the Paris "peace accords" in 1972 and the final collapse of South Vietnam in 1975 are usually neglected. Very often, they are little more than a footnote... More > in histories of the Vietnam War. This does a great disservice to the fighting men of South Vietnam, especially the infantry, Rangers, airborne troops and Marines who fought long, bravely and under great handicaps and hardships in defense of their country. This history of the South Vietnamese armed forces operations between 1972 and 1975 reveals that during 1973 they had the upper hand in conflicts with the North Vietnamese. It was the abrupt end of American economic and material support in 1974 that doomed their efforts and brought about their eventual defeat. This period also saw Soviet and Chinese aid to North Vietnam transform the NVA from a largely light infantry army to a mechanized tank- and artillery-heavy combined arms force that so greatly outgunned the ARVN.< Less
Red Markers, Close Air Support for the Vietnamese Airborne, 1962-1975 By Gary Willis
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FROM 1962 UNTIL EARLY1973, a handful of USAF officers and airmen directed close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne and its American advisors in MACV Advisory Team 162. This Red Marker detachment... More > began as a single Air Liaison Officer. It grew into a combat unit of 36 personnel with a dozen aircraft before shrinking to a single officer as the United States withdrew from combat. Over the decade of its existence, less than 175 men served in the unit. Five of them died in combat. This award winning history of these forward air controllers from the beginning to the end is based on contributions from 76 men who were there.< Less
Red Markers, Close Air Support for the Vietnamese Airborne, 1962-1975 By Gary Willis
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Award-winning history of a segment of the Vietnam War ... From 1962 until early 1973, a handful of USAF officers and airmen directed close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne and its American... More > advisors in MACV Advisory Team 162. This Red Marker detachment began as a single Air Liaison Officer. It grew into a combat unit of 36 personnel with a dozen aircraft before shrinking to a single officer as the United States withdrew from combat. Over the decade of its existence, less than 175 men served in the unit. Five of them died in combat. This book contains the history of these forward air controllers from the beginning to the end, based on contributions from 76 men who were there.< Less
A Chaplain Volunteers: A Memoir of My Two Years In Vietnam By Rodney W. Spitler, Sr.
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A narrative of my two (one year) tours in Vietnam, the first with the 22nd Surgical Hospital (MUST), the second with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry (NO SLACK) of the 101st Airborne Division... More > (SCREAMING EAGLES). Many of the stories are based on journals I wrote on the battlefields.< Less
One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet By Michael Clark
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Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy—difficult for his mother, although he wasn’t a bad child. In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the fifties... More > and sixties in rural Michigan, where he built forts, became an Eagle Scout, and met his future wife. As the Vietnam War raged, when he turned eighteen, he eventually registered for the draft. In 1969, after his number was called, Clark details how life changed exponentially as he left his new bride behind and reported for duty amid violent protests and draft card burnings. As he narrates his experiences from basic training to his assignment to the army’s medical training center and finally his service in Vietnam, Clark provides a compelling glimpse into the emotional influences of war. In this engaging memoir, a Vietnam veteran chronicles his path before, during, and after war as he accepted his fate and learned to embrace the precious gift of life.< Less
One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet By Michael Clark
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Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy—difficult for his mother, although he wasn’t a bad child. In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the fifties... More > and sixties in rural Michigan, where he built forts, became an Eagle Scout, and met his future wife. As the Vietnam War raged, when he turned eighteen, he eventually registered for the draft. In 1969, after his number was called, Clark details how life changed exponentially as he left his new bride behind and reported for duty amid violent protests and draft card burnings. As he narrates his experiences from basic training to his assignment to the army’s medical training center and finally his service in Vietnam, Clark provides a compelling glimpse into the emotional influences of war. In this engaging memoir, a Vietnam veteran chronicles his path before, during, and after war as he accepted his fate and learned to embrace the precious gift of life.< Less
One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet By Michael Clark
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Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy—difficult for his mother, although he wasn’t a bad child. In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the fifties... More > and sixties in rural Michigan, where he built forts, became an Eagle Scout, and met his future wife. As the Vietnam War raged, when he turned eighteen, he eventually registered for the draft. In 1969, after his number was called, Clark details how life changed exponentially as he left his new bride behind and reported for duty amid violent protests and draft card burnings. As he narrates his experiences from basic training to his assignment to the army’s medical training center and finally his service in Vietnam, Clark provides a compelling glimpse into the emotional influences of war. In this engaging memoir, a Vietnam veteran chronicles his path before, during, and after war as he accepted his fate and learned to embrace the precious gift of life.< Less
Vietnam Calling: It's the National Guard for Me By John James
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This is a collection of the author's personal experiences after he faced a choice of being drafted into the U.S. Army or joining the National Guard Airborne (paratrooper) during the height of the... More > Vietnam war. Choosing the later (under duress), he must leave the graduate school psychology program. He relates his humorous, sad, and ridiculous travails during the six months of active duty training, including Airborne school, and then the life of a "weekend warrior" for 5 1/2 years in his local National Guard unit. A bright spotlight from a very personal perspective is focused on the Vietnam war and the U.S. military, with many controversial questions raised about this tragic period in our history. Dr.John James (a pseudonym) is a retired clinical psychologist who has published journal articles and professional papers in the field of psychology. This is his second book. He lives in Northern California with his wife of 48 years. He has three grown children, and one granddaughter.< Less