Waterborne Warriors

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About the author:
John M. Carrico is a twenty-year U.S. Army veteran, who served as an airborne-infantryman until he retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2004. He is currently serving as an Operations Planning Specialist for the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) located in Heidelberg, Germany. John earned his Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in 2004, authored a book titled, Vietnam Ironclads; A Pictorial History of U.S. Navy River Assault Craft 1966-1970 and produced several documentary films about the Vietnam War. His hobbies include collecting militaria and restoring antique military vehicles.

Waterborne Warriors
 

U.S. Army Riverine Craft in Vietnam

Authored by John M. Carrico

Waterborne Warriors examines the unique watercraft operated by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. This book combines years of painstaking research with many never-before-published photographs provided by veterans, the National Archives, and the United States Army Military History Institute. The book begins with a historical overview of riverine operations providing insight into the unique mobility challenges that faced the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia. Each type of army riverine craft is detailed in its own chapter including landing craft, hovercraft, patrol boats, airboats, and small utility boats. The hovercraft chapter provides an in-depth look at only remaining SK-5 Air-cushion Vehicle on display at Fort Eustis, VA. This book will appeal to any military history enthusiast, scale modeler, or veteran.


Publication Date:
2011-12-07
ISBN/EAN13:
0979423139 / 9780979423130
Page Count:
100
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
History / Military / Vietnam War




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