EPUB [Forsaken Warriors] by Robert Tonsetic
Robert Tonsetic Û 4 Free eadIt was a good look the US advisory effort in Vietnam the battalion level Good book about Vietnam warI served in Vietnam Liar, Liar right before the time An inside account of the South Vietnamese elites who strove to carry on the war against the Communists during the US Army's withdrawal The book is a personal memoir of the author's service as a US Army advisor during the end stages of America's involvement in Vietnam During the period 1970 71 the US was beginning to draw down its combat forces and the new watchword was Vietnamization It was the period when the will of the US to prosecute the war had slipped and transferringesponsibility to the South Vietnamese was the only emaining hope for victory The AUTHOR SERVED AS A US ARMY served as a US Army to South Vietnamese Ranger and "airborne units during this critical period the units "units during this critical period The units the author advised spearheaded several campaigns in South Vietnam Cambodia and Laos as the US combat units withdrew Often outnumbered and outgunned the elite anger and airborne units fought Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units in some of the most difficult terrain in Southeast Asia anging from the legendary U Minh forest and Mo So mountains in
the Mekong Delta to the ugged hills of southern Laos The ole of the small US advisory teamsMekong Delta to the ugged hills of southern Laos The ole of the small US advisory teams fully explained in the narrative With li. He author writes about "It brings back memories and I could elate to many of the places described in the book "brings back memories and I could elate to many of the places described in the book know the Vietnam war was unpopula. Ttle support from higher headuarters these teams accompanied the Vietnamese units on highly dangerous combat operations over which they had no command or control authority When US advisors were estricted from accompanying South Vietnamese forces on cross border operations in Cambodia and especially Laos the South Vietnamese forces were badly mauled aising concerns about their eadiness and training and their ability to operate without their US advisors As a esult a
"major effort was "effort was on training these forces while the clock continued to un on the US withdrawal Having served with a US infantry battalion during the peak years of the US involvement in Vietnam Robert Tonsetic the acclaimed author of Days of Valor is able to view the war through two different prisms and offer criticisms and an awareness of why the South Vietnamese armed forces were ultimately defeatedREVIEWSunveils an aspect of the war long overlooked in American accountsMOAA 122009an insider's account of how South Vietnam's elite fighting forces struggled to
carry on the war against the Communists during the US withdrawal Rangeron the war against the Communists during the US withdrawal Ranger Winter 2009an exciting account of Robert Ton. R but I don t think you
"can blame the "blame the for doing what his country asked him to do He was there to help the Vietnamese when they needed help. Setic's combat tours during the final stages of our long involvement in the Vietnam War Soldiers and Marines training for advisory duty in Ira or Afghanistan would do well to ead this excellent workProceedings 122009takes an unflinching look at both the "adventure and trauma of war while aiming to fill the gaps in the ecord for Vietnam documenting the contributions of "and trauma of war while aiming to fill the gaps in the ecord for Vietnam documenting the contributions of who isked their lives serving in advisory oles by staying behind to train South Vietnamese soldiers and even joining them in combat Metro College Magazine Boston U 082010illuminates a largely ignored chapter of American involvement in Southeast Asiaa highly eadable and insightful volumeMiniature Wargamesnot only a first ate I was there account of a front line combat officer's experiences with two of the most elite Vietnamese units it is a valuable contribution to the little known aspect of the final years of the Vietnam War MILTARY 092010Of special interest is the way in which he ecounts the dynamics of personalities and their effect on the indigenous commanders and units A must ead for
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