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True Faith and Allegiance : an American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc.

Author: Mike McDermott
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2012.
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True Faith and Allegiance: An American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc is an intimate and compelling account of the most brutal infantry warfare and is also a critique of the mishandling of America's departure from Indochina. An unintended consequence of Washington's stampede to get out of Indochina was an upsurge in combat on a scale not seen before in Vietnam, peaking with the Easter Offensive of 1972.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDermott, Mike.
True Faith and Allegiance : An American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012
Named Person: Mike McDermott; Mike McDermott; Mike McDermott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike McDermott
ISBN: 9780817385835 0817385835 0817317554 9780817317553
OCLC Number: 776108974
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: 1. An Introduction to the Past; 2. The Current State of Play; 3. Welcome to Team 162 and the Vietnamese Airborne; 4. Side Trips from the National Training Center; 5. Work Call; 6. Off to War; 7. Visiting Brass; 8. A Media Event; 9. Hitting the Wall; 10. Shifting Gears; 11. From the Frying Pan into the Fire; 12. Rangers in Foxholes; 13. Trying to Not Get Overrun; 14. New Digs; 15. Airborne Rangers into the Breach; 16. Tactical Arc Lights; 17. The SA- 7 Missile Arrives with a Bang; 18. To Catch a FAC; 19. The Helicopter Lifeline Is Cut20. The Oldest Lieutenant; 21. Belt- Tightening Time; 22. Moving Uptown; 23. Sick Call in the Basement; 24. A Shattered Image; 25. Tanks in Town; 26. The Enemy's Worst Nightmare Was Named Spectre; 27. Disjointed Events; 28. The Ambivalence of Leaving; 29. Off with the Old and on with the New; 30. In Retrospect.

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