Air War Over Southeast Asia: A Pictorial Record Vol. 1, by Lou Drendel

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If provided with effective leaders and adequate fire support, ARVN soldiers were as good as any in Asia. They were generally well equipped, and were particularly effective when US artillery and air support was available. The ARVN soldier demonstrated his qualities well during the costly 1968 Tet Counter-Offensive, and the defeat of the 1972 NVA Easter Offensive in the northern provinces; sadly, he was all too often failed by his higher command and by the politicians he fought for. Tet counter-offensive, February 1968: a young boy points out VC positions to a Ranger during street fighting.

Many units painted their helmets with a large, full-color version of the BDQ’s black-panther-and-star sleeve patch device, and a gaudy and far from “camouflage” pattern of black and yellow striping (as C2); others used a subdued camouflage pattern, or a cloth camouflage cover. The M1952A body armor was widely issued to units fighting in Saigon during the 1968 Tet Offensive; it is worn here over US M1956 web gear. This Ranger is armed with the M79 40mm grenade-launcher, and carries rounds for it in his M14 rifle ammo pouches and a separate bandolier.

Advice and Support: The Final Years, 1965–1973 (Washington, DC; Center of Military History, 1988) Collins, James L. , Advice and Support: The Early Years, 1941–1960 (Washington, DC Center of Military History, 1985. ) Sylvester, John Jr. , The Easter Offensive: Vietnam 1972 (Novoto, CA; Presidio Press, 1985) Weist, Andrew and Webb, Jim, Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN (New York: New York University Press, 2007) PLATE COMMENTARIES A: AR MÉE NATIO NAL E V I ET N AM I ENN E , 1954-55 The ANV was largely armed and equipped from old French stocks.

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