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US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71 (Warrior): Rottman, Gordon/ Hook, Adam (ILT): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71 (Warrior)
US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71 (Warrior)
Publisher : Osprey Pub Co
Published Date : 2008/10
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846032509

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A44097500 A16424656
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Table of Contents
 
Introduction LRP units                             4 (4)
Chronology                                         8 (2)
    Recruitment                                    10(2)
    Training                                       12(6)
      Jump school
    Appearance                                     18(4)
    Equipment And Weapons                          22(15)
      Radios Weapons
      Conditions Of Service                        32(5)
    Belief And Belonging                           37(2)
    On Campaign                                    39(7)
      Deployment to LRP units
      Living conditions on base
      Planning and types of missions
    Experience In Battle                           46(14)
      Mission preparation
      Insertion
      Contact
    Aftermath Of Battle                            60(2)
    Collections, Museums, And Re-Enactment         62(1)
Bibliography                                       63(1)
Index                                              64
 

Osprey's survey of the Long-Range Patrol Scouts of the US Army during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as "the men with green faces," a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts, operating well behind enemy lines and fighting in the shadows. In the rough, inhospitable jungle war these Scouts became invaluable assets. They did not engage the enemy, rather they became the Free World's eyes on the ground, spying out enemy positions and movements before calling in strikes to eliminate them. This book examines the Long-Range Patrol Scout's superior stealth movement techniques, camouflage and concealment, tracking, counter-tracking, observation, and other fieldcraft skills. It also examines the occasions they participated in small scale direct actions including ambushes and small scale raids. Written by a Special Forces' Veteran who fought in Vietnam, and packed with rare photographs and full-color artwork this book not only provides an insight into the remarkable lives of these scouts when on campaign, but also details the training and conditioning that it took to become a shadow warrior.