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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 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
Red Markers, Close Air Support for the Vietnamese Airborne, 1962-1975 By Gary Willis
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From 1962 until early 1973, 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... More > 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
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
Honor and Courage By Garry Bowles, Ed Polonitza
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Forty years ago in a place where boys became men and paratroopers wore jungle boots, the Alpha Airborne Warriors prowled the jungles of Vietnam. Honor & Courage is a combat chronicle written by... More > the paratroopers who fought the North Vietnamese Army in the first major engagements of the Vietnam War.< Less
Honor and Courage By Garry Bowles, Ed Polonitza
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Forty years ago in a place where boys became men and paratroopers wore jungle boots, the Alpha Airborne Warriors prowled the jungles of Vietnam. Honor & Courage is a combat chronicle written by... More > the paratroopers who fought the North Vietnamese Army in the first major engagements of the Vietnam War.< Less
Red Markers By Gary Willis
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FROM 1962 UNTIL EARLY1973, a handful of USAF officers and airmen directed the close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne and its American advisors in MACV Advisory Team 162. This Red Marker... More > 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
One Soldier's Journey By Robert Williams
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Personal Memoir of Robert H. Williams during his year in Vietnam while in the U.S. Army in 1969-1970.