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US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam, 1965-73 By Charles D. Melson

US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam, 1965-73

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A detailed account of how the average US Marine was trained, fought and what everday life was like during the Vietnam conflict. In particular, it focuses on the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment of Marines during an operation in the western highlands of Vietnam in early 1969.

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US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam, 1965-73 by Charles D. Melson

This volume provides an in-depth look at the experience of the ordinary US marine 'grunt' in Vietnam. Organisation of the corps, weaponry, equipment, uniforms, training and medical arrangements are all discussed. However, where this book differs from other similar works is not only in the detail that it goes into but also in the unifying theme of examining all these differing aspects of marine life from the point of view of a soldier serving in the conflict. The author, Charles Melson, actually served in the Vietnam War (1955-1975), and it is this personal experience that allows him to provide such a unique angle on the subject.

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"This detailed, grass-roots look at the backbone of the US Marine Corps, the US Marine Rifleman, provides for an enjoyable, informative read in a good chronological order that is easy to follow. Osprey s "U.S Marine Rifleman 1939-45 - Pacific Theater" is a valuable addition to any figure reference library." -Steve Readdie, "Historicus Forma "(October 2006)"

About Charles D. Melson

Charles Melson joined the Marines in 1967. Among other conflicts, his service included the war in Vietnam. From 1986, he was a writer with the Marine Corps Historical Centre and a working member of the Marine Corps Uniform Board. His work for Osprey includes the Elite titles Vietnam Marines and Marine Recon 1940-90.

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US Marine Rifleman in Vietnam, 1965-73 by Charles D. Melson
Charles D. Melson
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