A Hundred Feet Over Hell
What sort of man actually chooses to fly very low and very very slow over enemy positions in a plane with neither protective armor nor weaponry?
1st Marine Division in Vietnam
Written by Military author and documentary maker Simon Dunstan, the latest addition to Zenith Press’ Spearhead series is a primer on the role and operations of the 1st Marine Division during the Vietnam War.
Riverine Inferno - Flamethrower Boats in Vietnam
The use of Napalm by US and South Vietnamese forces was one of the most controversial issues of the Vietnam War. Though typically associated with air strikes, the jellied gasoline was also used by the Brown Water Navy to clear Viet Cong bunkers and concealed fighting positions from the riverbanks of the Mekong.
For many people the Vietnam War will forever be associated with American soldiers leaping from helicopters and heading into the jungle. However, in late 1964, another form of transportation made its debut in the Mekong Delta, the Hurricane Aircat.
On The Ground - The Secret War In Vietnam
By far the most extraordinary and interesting role of America’s Special Forces in the Vietnam War were the covert missions into the officially neutral Kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia.
Stalking The Dragon
Could the U.S. have captured Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnam’s leader, and thereby changed the course of the Vietnam War? That is the central premise behind Kregg Jorgenson’s lighthearted novel, Stalking the Dragon.
Green Boats and Grunts
One of the most interesting aspects of the U.S. Navy’s involvement in the Vietnam War was their use of armored river craft to transport combat troops along the waterways of the Mekong Delta. The Navy’s River Assault Flotilla 1 joined with the 2d Brigade of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division to form the Mobile Riverine Force, which battled against the Viet Cong from 1967 to 1970.
Elite units carried out many dangerous operations during the Vietnam War, however some of the most secret and hazardous were conducted by the innocuously named Studies and Observations Group.
The use of helicopters as troop transports and gunships in the Vietnam War is well known, however a similar role was also played by riverine craft in the Mekong Delta. Between 1967 and 1969, the amored gunboats and transports of the Navy’s River Assault Flotilla 1 supported the 2d Brigade of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division in battle against the Viet Cong.