Introduction /Chronology /Recruitment /Training /Appearance /Equipment and weapons /Conditions of service /Belief and belonging /On campaign /Experience in battle /Aftermath of battle /Bibliography /Index
The title will describe the dangerous world of the Tunnel Rat, fighting the Viet Cong beneath the ground in Vietnam.
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. His illustrations have been published in over 30 countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.
"...focuses on the training, tactics and experiences of Vietnam's 'tunnel rats' ... the personal accounts of those who served the role of rousting these tunnel inhabitants is revealed in a pwerful survey recommended for any military holding strong in Vietnam history." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)