WHERE WE WERE - A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE FIREBASES, MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND NAVAL VESSELS OF THE VIETNAM WAR - 1945-1975. The ultimate guide to the military geography of the American War in Vietnam.
THE definitive guide to the installations & warships of the Vietnam War. The culmination of more than seven years of research, it is the ultimate guide to the military geography of the American War in Vietnam. It also includes references to numerous battle sites and forts of the French War as well.
With more than 10,000 entries, it covers the entire Indochina Theater including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and both North and South Vietnam.
Each entry attempts to provide as much of the following as could be identified: name, grid coordinate, relative location, a.k.a. names, origin of name, dates built and dismantled, who constructed the base, major units occupying the base, dates of major attacks, unique features, alternate grids, province and military region.
Identified within the text are some 6,000 named firebases and LZs, 2,000 airfields, and the names of more than 700 U.S. and ANZAC warships and contract vessels that served within the Vietnam Combat Zone.
--50 pages of detailed maps/grid zone overlays
--Guide to reading military maps
--Named/numbered firebases, LZs and basecamps
--Airfields and heliports
--Seaports and other docking facilities
--Lima sites in Laos (all)
--Signal sites, OPs, quarries and engineer camps
--Significant terrain features
--U.S. Navy ships and warships
--U.S. Army ships and warships
--U.S. military order of battle
--Index to L-7014 series 1:50k maps (NVN/SVN)
--Map resource guide
--Guide to researching the Vietnam War
--Internet resource guide
--60-page glossary of terms and minutiae
About The Author:
About the Author: Michael "M-60" Kelley served as a rifleman and machine gunner with D Company, 1st/502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division from Nov69 until badly wounded Sep70. Drafted immediately upon graduation from Sacramento State College (BA, Art), Mike has since established himself as one of the better-known artists whose focus has been the Vietnam experience. His works hang in numerous museums and private collections around the world, including the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Between 1984-91, Mike was one of two associate members of the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission whose $2.5 million memorial now sits in Sacramento's Capitol Park. A focus of his art and writing has been to dispel the myths surrounding the Vietnam veteran. During the past decade, his drawings have taken a back seat to writing, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun Times and Vietnam Magazine, among others. His military awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, and ARCOM.
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