Guns Afloat

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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 a Force Deployment Specialist for United States Forces Korea (USFK) in Seoul. John earned his Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in 2004, authored two history books titled, Vietnam Ironclads and Waterborne Warriors. He has also produced several short documentary films about the Vietnam War. His hobbies include collecting militaria and restoring antique military vehicles.

Guns Afloat

U.S. Army Riverine Artillery in Vietnam

Authored by John M. Carrico
Edition: 1

Guns Afloat highlights the exploits of the unique artillery and transportation units assigned to the Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) during the Vietnam War. This book examines in detail the specially designed Artillery Barges and Airmobile Firing Platforms that were developed to overcome the swampy terrain encountered in the Mekong Delta. The book contains several never-before-published photographs provided by veterans, the National Archives and the United States Army Center of Military History. The book begins with a historical overview of riverine artillery in Vietnam, which explains the unique mobility challenges faced by the U.S. Army. Brief unit histories are followed by chapters giving an in-depth look at the artillery barges and air-deployable firing platforms. This book will appeal to any military history enthusiast, scale modeler or veteran.

Publication Date:
0979423147 / 9780979423147
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
History / Military / Vietnam War

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