Armies of the Vietnam War, 1962-75 by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher presents an outline to the clash that engulfed Vietnam following the department of the rustic into alongside the seventeenth Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the U.S. forces, together with the military, certain Forces, air strength, military and marine corps, are handled intimately, including these of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such because the Royal Thai military and Korean troops), and in addition the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's vibrant paintings presents lots of element to accompany this authoritative textual content.

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Field officus had a single row of gold embroidery on the peak edge, while generala had two rows. For 'dress', or walking out, men wore only khaki shirta and tics with straight khaki trowem and black shors. Non-commissioned officers wore chevrons above the elbow ofthe left arm only. A private fmt claas wore a yellow chevron, point down; a corporal, two chevrons, and a corporal f h t class, two yellow chevrons topped by a single white chevron. A sergeant wore a single white chevron, and a master seigeant, three white chevrons.

1976 2. Colonel-DencnLN a t h V h w m s e Army. 1976 s. Macine. North V k b m n A~m y . 1976 1st Marine Division organized a number of the hot' chanh into the 'Kit CScouts', a unit designed to perform recomahnce work. The programme worked out so well that in September 1967 General Westmoreland ordered all US divisions, Army and Marine, to oganizc similar units. The US Navy's River Asaault Force, too, organized and uaed Kit Carson Scouts. When the Americana began pulling out the programme was dissolved and the men joined either regular ARVN units or the Army ofthe Khmer Republic (Cambodia).

North-V Amy. 1976 2. Colonel-DencnLN a t h V h w m s e Army. 1976 s. Macine. North V k b m n A~m y . 1976 1st Marine Division organized a number of the hot' chanh into the 'Kit CScouts', a unit designed to perform recomahnce work. The programme worked out so well that in September 1967 General Westmoreland ordered all US divisions, Army and Marine, to oganizc similar units. The US Navy's River Asaault Force, too, organized and uaed Kit Carson Scouts. When the Americana began pulling out the programme was dissolved and the men joined either regular ARVN units or the Army ofthe Khmer Republic (Cambodia).

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