By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense (DoD),U.S. Navy
Professionally switched over for exact flowing-text book structure replica, this publication depicts the U.S. Navy's contribution to the twenty-five-year American and Vietnamese crusade to guard the Republic of Vietnam. The measurement of that attempt is advised through the truth that million U.S. naval body of workers, greater than 2,551 of whom misplaced their lives, served their state in Southeast Asia. The textual content and pictures in through Sea, Air, and Land conceal all naval elements of this lengthy crusade, quite the operations of provider, floor, amphibious, logistic, riverine, coastal, and mine forces. checks of the Navy's total event in counterinsurgency, civic motion, and the advisory attempt are supplied. assurance extends to naval forces assigned to the 7th Fleet in addition to to devices dependent ashore that mentioned to the Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam.
Chapter 1 - The Early Years, 1950-1959 * Passage to Freedom * improvement of the Vietnamese army * bankruptcy 2 - The period of growing to be clash, 1959-1965 * The Crises in Laos * U.S. Naval Advisors and the Vietnamese army * Counterinsurgency and the army * U.S. army Direct help * increasing Operations into North Vietnam and Laos * Gulf of Tonkin Incidents * The clash in Transition * bankruptcy three - The Years of strive against, 1965-1968 * The Naval Command in Southeast Asia * The provider strength * Rolling Thunder * Amphibious Landings in South Vietnam * Bombardment from the ocean * Coastal Interdiction * The Naval Command in South Vietnam * River Patrol * Riverine attack strength * The Naval Advisory attempt * Civic motion * The Navy's Logistic help of the warfare * Naval help actions * bankruptcy four - Winding Down the warfare, 1968-1973 * The SEALORDS crusade * Allied Navies at the Offensive * Vietnamization of Naval Operations * activity strength seventy seven Operations * Allied floor conflict * Vietnamization accomplished * Countering the Easter Offensive * Linebacker * Withdrawal from the struggle * bankruptcy five - the ultimate Curtain, 1973-1975 * Naval Evacuation of i Corps and II Corps * Eagle Pull * the autumn of South Vietnam * Appendixes * A. U.S. army Medal of Honor Recipients * B. Secretaries of the army and Key U.S. Naval officials * C. provider Deployments to Southeast Asia * D. airplane Tailcodes * E. Enemy plane Shot Down by way of Naval Aviators in Southeast Asia * thesaurus of Abbreviations and phrases * chosen Bibliography
When many americans think about the Vietnam warfare, they visualize military squaddies warily inching their manner alongside a jungle path or slogging via never-ending rice paddies less than a mercilessly sizzling sunlight. Troops combating condo to deal with throughout the streets of Saigon in the course of the cataclysmic Tet Offensive of 1968 is one other scene that comes easily to brain. Others may possibly photo an Air strength assault jet shedding napalm bombs on a Viet Cong place or B-52s liberating strings of bombs excessive above the clouds.
The objective of this illustrated historical past is to make clear the numerous involvement of the U.S. army, over a interval of 25 years, within the fight for Southeast Asia. The military used to be there from 1950, while the French Union Forces struggling with the Viet Minh have been provided with American airplane and naval vessels, to 1975, whilst helicopters and ships of the 7th Fleet evacuated the final americans from Saigon. in the course of the years from 1964 to 1973 on my own, 2,636,000 sailors and Marines served within the Southeast Asian operational theater. Even earlier than 1965, while titanic U.S. flooring and air forces deployed to Southeast Asia, the fleet maintained a strong presence within the waters off stricken Indochina. The Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations again and again brandished the fleet weapon to discourage chinese language and North Vietnamese army activism and to steer the political-military fight ashore.