By Lee Russell
On March eighth, 1965, a few 3,500 US Marines, the 1st US strive against troops to reach in Vietnam, landed in Da Nang to protect the united states air base there. On June eighth, following additional reinforcements, common Westmoreland licensed his troops to start "offensive patrolling." Lee Russell's follow-up to Men-at-Arms 104 focuses in finer element at the uniforms and insignia of the U.S. military and Marines, the ARVN and the NVA. The ebook is filled with beautifully exact black and white pictures of the forces energetic within the Vietnam battle, and Mike Chappell's very good illustrations supply key reference fabric for the modern uniforms and battledress.
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The regiment had a colonel, a lieutenant-colonel, three adjutants, an armourer, a surgeon, a chaplain, a drum-major and a bugle-corporal. Pillow's attack advancing through the woods of Chapultepec, by James Walker. Note the informal hat worn by the mounted officer. S. Army photograph) 39 F1 Private, Mexican Spy Company This unit served as scouts, for Scott's army. An American reported they 'wore round felt hats encircled with a red scarf and grey jackets. The officers and non-coms wore the insignia of our army.
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