Vietnam Order of Battle

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 396 pages
A monumental, encyclopedic work of immense detail concerning U.S. Army and allied forces that fought in the Vietnam War from 1962 through 1973. Extensive lists of units providing a record of every Army unit that served in Vietnam, down to and including separate companies, and also including U.S. Army aviation and riverine units. Shoulder patches and distinctive unit insignia of all divisions and battalions. Extensive maps portraying unit locations at each six-month interval. Photographs and descriptions of all major types of equipment employed in the conflict. Plus much more!

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I purchased a copy of this book over 20 years ago and it has been invaluable to me to identify many insignia's of units that served in Vietnam. I paid $150.00 for this book in Australia but have never looked back at the cost because of the information that it provided me over the years. Many of my friends are Australian Vietnam Veterans and quite often I would be asked to chase up a unit for them. This book is the most comprehensive on US Units that served in Vietnam that I have ever found. Early in the piece when I would write to the Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force for information on units they would refer me to "The Vietnam Order of Battle".
Chuck (Charles) Kizis
61st HEMCO
Vietnam Mar 68- Dec 69

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I used this reference for more than 20 years before the military Discharge Review Boards, The Boards of Correction of Records and the Veterans Administration. In the early days it was the only document available that established who, what where & why. The lack of official records especially around TET wasn't unusual, of course the 1st CAV ARTY was't required to bail out the MAF at HUE with their 175 & 155's. Just like only Marines were at Chosin.
Let me take this moment to thank you Shely on behalf of hundreds of my clients over 23 years. The copy in the DAV Office in Denver is pretty shabby but still useable.

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About the author (2003)

Capt. Shelby L. Stanton served as an infantry officer in Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos during the Vietnam War. A recipient of the Purple Heart, he is an attorney and author of several books on military affairs. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

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