This volume, like its predecessors, concentrates on the ground war in I Corps and III MAF’s perspective of the Vietnam War as an entity. It also covers the Marine Corps participation in the advisory effort, the operations of the two Special Landing Forces of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, and the services of Marines with the staff of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. There are additional chapters on supporting arms and logistics, and a discussion of the Marine role in Vietnam in relation to the overall American effort.
About the author
Major (then Lieutenant-Colonel) Gary L. Telfer served as a historian in the History and Museums Division. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum College, Ohio. He had two tours in Vietnam, first as an advisor with a Vietnamese Army artillery battalion and, three years later, with the 12th Marines.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lane Rogers served as a historian in the History and Museums Division. He was a member of the class of 1953 of the U.S. Naval Academy and was an advisor with the Vietnamese Marine Corps.
Dr. V. Keith Fleming, Jr. served as a historian in the History and Museums Division. He was a former Marine officer who served as a rifle company commander in Vietnam. He held Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Alabama and a doctoral degree in American military history from Ohio State University.