United States Marine Corps in Vietnam

Michael Green

With the American-supported South Vietnamese government verging on collapse in early 1965, American President Lyndon Johnson decided to commit American conventional ground forces in the form of a United States Marine Corps (USMC) brigade of approximately 3,000 men on March 8, 1965. So began a massive and costly 10-year commitment.
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 color & black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526751232
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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Overview
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With the American-supported South Vietnamese government verging on collapse in early 1965, American President Lyndon Johnson decided to commit American conventional ground forces in the form of a United States Marine Corps (USMC) brigade of approximately 3,000 men on March 8, 1965. So began a massive and costly 10-year commitment. At its height in 1968, the USMC had 86,000 men in South Vietnam. Almost 500,000 Marines would eventually rotate in out of South Vietnam during their typical one-year tours of duty. In the end, the fighting during such well-known battles at Con Tien, Chu Lai, Hue, Khe Sanh and Dong Ha and thousands of now forgotten smaller-scale engagements would cost the USMC 13,070 killed in action and 88,630 wounded, more casualties than they suffered during the Second World War. In this book, well-known military historian Michael Green using hundreds of dramatic images tells the dramatic and gallant story of the Marines' contribution to an unwinnable war; the battles, their equipment, from rifles to helicopters and jets, and the strategy adopted by the Corps.

About The Author
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Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.

REVIEWS
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"...an extensive book that is jam packed full of excellent visual and textual history of US Marine Corps operations in the Vietnam War."

- AMPS

"It will be of great interest to modelers and military historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"A great selection of photos show uniforms, kit, vehicles, artillery, helicopters, aircraft, mortars, and even some VC and NVA weapons and equipment on the front lines and in rear areas."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...each chapter provides a brief look at what went on during the time period with the remaining section being a superb collection of photographs of the men and equipment used during those times... a very interesting read and a book that I know you will want on your shelves."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"The book would be an excellent starting point for those unfamiliar with the Vietnam War’s tactics, strategy, and equipment. Old timers might enjoy finding the faces of former friends."

- The VVA Veteran

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