Armies of the Vietnam War, 1962-75 by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher presents an summary to the clash that engulfed Vietnam following the department of the rustic into alongside the seventeenth Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the united states forces, together with the military, specific Forces, air strength, army and marine corps, are handled intimately, including these of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such because the Royal Thai military and Korean troops), and in addition the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's vibrant art presents lots of aspect to accompany this authoritative textual content.

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Officers wore light khaki peaked caps with black chinatrap and peaks and an ornate gold cap badge bearing the national coat of arms. Field officus had a single row of gold embroidery on the peak edge, while generala had two rows. For 'dress', or walking out, men wore only khaki shirta and tics with straight khaki trowem and black shors. Non-commissioned officers wore chevrons above the elbow ofthe left arm only. A private fmt claas wore a yellow chevron, point down; a corporal, two chevrons, and a corporal f h t class, two yellow chevrons topped by a single white chevron.

The Scouts were fairly fm to wear what they wanted. Moat wore either tiger-striped or US green fatigues. Bush hats were the most common headgear, although c a m o u ~ e r e US d steel helmets were also worn. Insignia were rarely worn, although division shoulder patches were worn by some Scouts, while others won special flash= One group headquartered in Tri Ton in rg6g-p wore subdued MACV patches with the black block letten 'KCS' at the top and the town name at the bottom; in 1971 they changed to black Rashes bordered red with the worda 'w ~ A B W N acorn* in two lines, on the left 'TRITON' and the right 'CHAW DOC', both also in two lines.

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