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Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam
In 1965 the large, loud, and highly visible tanks of 3rd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Tank Battalion landed across a beach near Da Nang, drawing unwelcome attention to America’s first, almost covert, commitment of ground troops in South Vietnam. As the Marine Corps presence grew inexorably, the 1st and 3rd Tank Battalions, as well as elements of the reactivated 5th Tank Battali ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Casemate Publishers
(first published February 29th 2008)
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Sep 30, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it · review of another edition
Most people associate the Marines in Vietnam with the grunts or maybe with the air wing. The Corps used tanks also and this is the story of the Marine tank war in Vietnam. This history is based on interviews with Marines who were there to supplement the scare records.
Oscar E. Gilbert, PhD, is a former Marine artilleryman and currently a geoscientist living in Texas. His previous published works include the widely acclaimed Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific (2001) and Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea (2003).More about Oscar Gilbert...