Col. Ha Mai Viet presents a historically accurate and detailed account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the South Vietnamese armor forces. Highly decorated for his valor and leadership of the armored units, the author spent ten years documenting what went on so he could offer an analysis of the war based on facts. He interviewed hundreds of people, including all senior South Vietnamese officers involved and many of lesser rank, as well as American advisers. Viet tells the story without glossing over the shortcomings of his fellow soldiers. His efforts serve as an invaluable record of his army's organization, combat operations, and interaction with U.S. advisers. Published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.General Tat did notpermit the brigade headquarters to commandeven one single armor/ranger taskforce! ... 61The brigade wasgiven only some operational diagram military mapsofthe Provincial Route7B areato distribute to the individual armored units. ... Militarytrucks packedwith peopleand supplies, trucks towing hundredsof 105 mm, 155mm, and 175mm gunsand filledwith soldiersa#39; families( butanbsp;...
|Title||:||Steel and Blood|
|Author||:||Ha Mai Viet|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2013-11-15|